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Scotiabank Photography Award: Stephen Waddell

Curator: Gaëlle Morel
Main Gallery and Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall
Opening Party + CONTACT Festival Launch: April 30, 7—11 pm 
Exhibition Dates: May 1—August 9, 2020

This exhibition celebrates the career of 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Stephen Waddell, renowned for his pictures of urban scenes made in Europe and Canada. This survey highlights the Vancouver-based artist’s experiments with various photographic techniques and processes and brings into focus his careful attention to scale and light. Waddell’s elegiac images, comprised of colour street compositions of workers and passers-by, alongside more recent black-and-white photographs of caves and grottos, convey an uncanny theatricality.

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

A staged scene of people in a park by the ocean.
Fig. 1

Stephen Waddell, Hive Burner, 2017, archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Monte Clark Gallery

Scotiabank Photography Award: Stephen Waddell

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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