Hewitt up for Grange Prize

by Bill Davenport June 10, 2010

Core Fellow Leslie Hewitt is one of four finalists for the $50,000 Grange Prize. Co-administered by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Musuem of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, The prize is $50,000 Canadian dollars, or $47,186 US at current rates, with $5,000 CAD going to each of the runners up, and the winner is decided by public online voting beginning September 22. This year’s jury was AGO curator Sophie Hackett; Toronto art collector Dr. Kenneth Montague; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago curator Dominic Molon; and MoCP curator Karen Irvine and the finalists are: Wisconsin photographer Josh Brand, Canadian photographer Moyra Davey, who both live in New York, American photographer Leslie Hewitt who lives in Houston, and Toronto-based photographer Kristan Horton, who lives in Toronto. Launched in 2007, the prize recognizes the work of two Canadian and two international photographers.

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