Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA) is the largest annual peer-reviewed award in Canadian contemporary photography. The award recognizes the work of an exceptional Canadian photo-based artist and aims to launch them to the next level of their career. 

Scotiabank named Angela Grauerholz as the winner of the fifth annual Scotiabank Photography Award. The announcement was made on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at a Gala Reception at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. The other finalists for 2015 were gifted Canadian photographers Rafael Goldchain, and Isabelle Hayeur.

The award was founded by Edward Burtynsky, internationally renowned Canadian photo artist and Chair of the SPA Jury, with Jane Nokes, Director, Arts, Culture, & Heritage, Scotiabank Archives,‎ Corporate Records, & Fine Art, and Executive Director of SPA. Scotiabank Fine Art Collection was founded in 1976, and included photographs in its Acquisitions Policy from that time.

As the 2015 SPA recipient, joins a distinguished group of artists that includes Lynne Cohen, Stan Douglas, Arnaud Maggs, and Mark Ruwedel who have been honoured with the Scotiabank Photography Award in years past. 

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