Kinfolk Magazine's new "Adrenaline" issue features a photo series titled "In Anxious Anticipation" from art director Kyle Bean and photographer Aaron Tilley. The images capture uneasy moments right before someone this about to happen where we can only imagine (secretly wish?) to see the seemingly inevitable and devastating outcome.
“Whether we’re readying ourselves for the start of an event or just imagining ourselves partaking in it, the buzz of nervous anticipation is sometimes as satisfying as the reward at the end,” says Jordan Kushins. “Often just the thought of what if? can be as potent as the act itself, and the thrill of the chase may occasionally be more powerful than the real deal.”
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.
The National Gallery of Canada announced a $10 million dollar gift from Scotiabank, along with donations of works from well-known Canadian art collector David Thomson, to launch a new Canadian Photography Institute.
Marc Mayer, the director of the National Gallery, said it was "unprecedented" going on to say that "these transformative gifts will allow the National Gallery of Canada to take its place among the very deepest, most comprehensive, and broadly useful public collections of photographs in the world. Aiming to be "one of the world's most outstanding collection of images," as stated on their press release, the $10 million will be paid over 10 years.
The Scotiabank gift is the largest corporate financial donation ever made to the National Gallery of Canada in its history.