Elizabeth Zvonar, Artist and Finalist for the 2016 Aimia AGO Photography Prize

Elizabeth Zvonar, Artist and Finalist for the 2016 Aimia AGO Photography Prize

The Aimia/AGO has shortlisted Vancouver’s Elizabeth Zvonar artist and a finalist for the 2016 photography prize. She is competing against artists like Talia Chatrit, Jimmy Robert, and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg for the top award of $50,000. The piece that brought her to the nomination list is a photo print on aluminium set on high heels, the heels, being gold stilettos. Born in 1972, Elizabeth Zvonar is a graduate of the Emily Carr University. The main inspiration for her pieces is moments from everyday media including magazines and even art history. She is not afraid of turning even the most boring topics into art pieces, including science textbooks! She delves deep into the hypocrisies surrounding the world’s portrayal of women in the context of history and consumerism. The Aimia/AGO competition is a worldwide program that recognizes, and awards photographers that have showcased extraordinary pieces in the previous five years. The program allows the public to choose the winner; this means You get to pick the winner for the 2016photography prize. If Elizabeth Zvonar artist and finalist in this year’s competition is your favourite artist, then go ahead and vote for her.