News Releases - 2010
Michel Campeau wins Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from the Canada Council for the Arts
Ottawa, June 23, 2010 – Montreal photographer Michel Campeau is the winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2010. This annual prize is awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography was established by the Canadian government in 1986 through an endowment to the Canada Council of $170,000. The prize is given to the most outstanding visual artist working in photography, as selected by a peer assessment committee from among all those awarded a Canada Council visual arts project grant. The $8,000 prize is awarded in addition to the recipient’s grant.
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Michel Campeau has been part of the contemporary photography scene for four decades. His work explores the subjective and narrative dimensions of photography, that contrast with the conventions of documentary photography.
In 1996, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa presented a retrospective of his work,
Michel Campeau : The Eloquent Images – Photographic Works,
1971-1996. DARKROOM was Mr. Campeau’s first published work by Nazraëli Press in the United States and a special feature of his photography appeared in the New York magazine Aperture. His work was selected by photographer and guest curator Martin Parr for the
New Typologies exhibition presented during the New York Photo Festival in May 2008.
Author of close to a dozen publications, Mr. Campeau is the recipient of the Jean-Paul-Riopelle Career Grant awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. He has also received the Higashikawa International Photography Prize at Hokkaido, Japan. He is represented by Galerie Simon Blais and his works are included in numerous collections in Canada and abroad. Born in 1948, he lives and works in Montreal.
Mr. Campeau was selected by a peer assessment committee made up of Marlene Creates (Portugal Cove, NL), Peter Morin (Victoria),
June Pak (Toronto), Jean-François Prost (Montreal) and John Will (Calgary).
In addition to its principal role of promoting and fostering the arts, the Canada Council for the Arts administers and awards many prizes and fellowships in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and health sciences, engineering, and arts management. These prizes and fellowships recognize the achievements of outstanding Canadian artists, scholars, and administrators. The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to raising public awareness and celebration of these exceptional people and organizations on both a national and international level.
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