HANK WILLIS THOMAS wins Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2017

at The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

American artist Hank Willis Thomas has won the $50,000 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

The award, which is decided by popular vote, was announced this evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.


The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition, featuring works by all four finalists, is on view now at the AGO and remains open until January 14, 2018. It can also be viewed online at the Prize website.


The shortlist for the Prize, announced on July 25, 2017, was selected by a jury headed by Sophie Hackett, the AGO's Curator of Photography and curator of this exhibition, and included Ken Lum, artist, professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Pennsylvania; and Eva Respini, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the ICA/Boston.


Over the last 10 years, the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize has recognized and developed the best in Canadian and international contemporary photography and helps to foster the next generation of artists.