Recipient of the 2016
Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts
Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce that Edward Burtynsky is a recipient of the 2016 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts. Burtynsky has generously donated his prize towards the establishment of the Burtynsky Grant with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
"I am honoured to be one of this year's recipients of the Governor General's Visual & Media Arts Award. Thank you to the Canada Council not only for this honour but for all the ways in which you support the arts in Canada. I know how vital such support was to me as a young artist and am excited to donate my prize money from the Award to support other Canadian photographers seeking to publish photobooks." - Edward Burtynsky