Vancouver photographer Jin-me Yoon wins $50,000 Scotiabank award

Vancouver photographer Jin-me Yoon wins ,000 Scotiabank award

Korean-Canadian photographer Jin-me Yoon won the 2022 Scotiabank Images Award.The Canadian Press

Korean-Canadian artist Jin-me Yoon has won the Scotiabank Photography Award.

In addition to $50,000, the honour nets the Vancouver photographer a solo exhibition at the Scotiabank Make contact with Pictures Festival in May 2023 and a released book of her perform, to be distributed worldwide.

Prize organizers be aware Yoon’s three-10 years occupation examines themes including gender, sexuality, tradition, citizenship and her partnership with her Korean heritage.

Scotiabank marketing officer Laura Curtis Ferrera touted Ms. Yoon’s “poignant art” for featuring new perspectives on “transnationalism and environmentalism.”

Runners-up Shannon Bool of Comox, B.C., and Barbara Astman of Toronto each receive $10,000.

The yearly Scotiabank Pictures Award acknowledges mid-to-late job artists and was co-launched by Scotiabank and Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky in 2010.

Ms. Yoon is also a visual artwork professor at Simon Fraser University and has had much more than 200 solo and team exhibitions all over the planet.

Her function is in 17 community collections, like the Countrywide Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery and Seoul Museum of Art.

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