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Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography

Dawit L. Petros

Dawit L. Petros

Photo: 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.

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

$8,000

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Deadline(s)

Annual

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.

For more information

Annual

Prize amount

$8,000

By Grant Application

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