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Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography

Dawit L. Petros

Dawit L. Petros

Photographer(s): Josée Pedneault

Current Winner

Dawit L. Petros

Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist, researcher and educator. His work is informed by studies of global modernisms, theories of diaspora and postcolonial theory. Petros installs photographs, moving images, sculptural objects and sound work. Petros received an MFA in Visual Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at Tufts University; a BFA in Photography from Concordia University and a BA in History from the University of Saskatchewan. He also completed the Whitney Independent Study Program.

For more information, visit Dawit L. Petros’ website.

*Competition currently suspended*

The Council has suspended the competition for this prize, as it is currently reviewing its suite of prizes to ensure that they meet the needs of artists and artistic communities. Updates about this prize will be made available as soon as possible.

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

The competition currently suspended



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.

Additional information

Competition suspended

The Canada Council is committed to equity in all its activities, including the administration of our prizes and awards.

Cumulative list of winners


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