Dave Jordano, a Chicago-based documentary photographer won the 2015 $50,000 Aimia/AGO Photography Price.
The 67 year old Jordano accepted the award last December 1st at the Art Gallery of Ontario in downtown Toronto. The three other finalists were Own Kydd, Hito Steyerl and Annette Kelm.
The Aimia/AGO Photography price honours contemporary photography and photo-based art and is the only major, international art prize selected by a public vote.
Jordano has lived in Chicago since 1977, and was a commercial photographer until 2001. His book, "Detroit - Unbroken Down" featuring his Detroit series was published this past fall.
In addition to the financial prize, Jordano will get a sex-week residency at institutions across Canada.