Erin Shirreff wins the 2013 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize
The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize has been awarded to Erin Shirreff of Canada, it was announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on November 7. Shirreff was selected by public vote to receive the 50,000 CAD prize. A record number of votes―more than 25,000―were cast during the ten-week voting period, which closed on Novemeber 5, 2013. Runners-up Edgardo Aragón (Mexico), LaToya Ruby Frazier (United States) and Chino Otsuka (Japan/United Kingdom) each receive a 5,000 CAD stipend dedicated to the research, creation and production of new work. All four artists receive six to eight-week fully funded residencies across Canada, to commence in early 2014.