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Canadian and U.S. Photographers Compete for 2010 Grange Prize

Marco A. Cruz, (Mexico, born 1957) - Andrea Islas García, farmer, blind from cataracts, Buenavista Community, Municipality of Otumba, State of Mexico, 1998. Blind series, ink-jet print; 27.9 x 40.6 cm, 11 x 16 in. - Collection/Courtesy of the artist © 2009 Marco A. Cruz.

TORONTO.- Four leading-edge photographers,
Canadian and two American, will have the opportunity to win the $50,000
Prize, presented by Aeroplan and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Each year,
Grange Prize partners with one international art institution in an
effort to
recognize the best in Canadian and international photography — and
partner is the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia
Chicago. The Grange Prize, now in its third year, was awarded to Mexican

photographer Marco Antonio Cruz in 2009, and Winnipeg-based artist Sarah
Johnson in 2008, when the partner country was China.