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Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography

Elaine Stocki, 711, 2014. Épreuve permanente en gélatine argentique teintée à la main.

Elaine Stocki, 711, 2014.
Hand tinted gelatin silver archival print.

Current Winner

Elaine Stocki

Elaine Stocki is a Canadian artist living in Los Angeles who works in photography and painting. She holds both a BSc and BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Yale University. Recent exhibitions include a survey of her work at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, curated by Catherine Bédard. Additionally, Elaine’s work has been included in a monograph published by SKIRA (Italy) and a collection of photographs published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Elaine’s work is held in both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and LACMA.

What is this prize?

The Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography is awarded to a professional photographer for personal creative work or professional development. This award is the only Canada Council prize dedicated to photography.

Prize amount


How to qualify

Professional photographers who submit an eligible application to the Explore and Create program are automatically considered for this prize. The winner is selected based on the assessment of the grant application.



Who created this prize?

Funding for this prize was donated by the Government of Canada on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Andrew in 1986.

Further Information

Jennifer Cherniack

Program Officer, Prizes

E-mail: jennifer.cherniack@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5265

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


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