your turn to vote

As many of you know, I have a regular feature on my blog where readers send in their design dilemmas to me and I help them come up with a few design options. I then ask all of you to vote on your favorite look. Well, today I'd like you to do some voting as well but this time the prize is much greater -- $50 000 -- and the topic is art not design. Each year, The Art Gallery of Ontario and Aeroplan join forces to host The Grange Prize. It's a photography prize that puts two Canadian artists up against two International artists. This year, the host country is India. The four shortlisted artists are:

Gauri Gill (India)

Gauri Gill, Urma and Nimli, Lunkaransar,from the series Notes from the Desert

Elaine Stocki (Canada)

Elaine Stocki, Fruit, 2009

Althea Thauberger (Canada)

Althea Thauberger, Destroyed Grow-Op, 2004

and Nandini Valli (India)

Nandini Valli, Seated 1, 2006, From the series Definitive Reincarnate

Now, you might be wondering why I'm asking you to get involved. Well, for one I designed the exhibition this year and I think the show looks excellent (if I do say so myself!). Two, The Grange Prize is the only major Canadian art prize voted on by the public which is pretty amazing. You will have a hand in deciding who walks away with $50 000! The idea is to get people to talk about photography and to become involved and I can't think of a better way to get started.

If you live in Toronto, you can visit the AGO between now and November 27th and see the exhibition in person. You can vote at the Gallery or online here. For those of you who can't make it in or are too eager to wait you can view the four artist's photographs online here and vote here. Voting closes on October 23rd.

Now - Go vote and then come back here and tell me who is your favorite. I'd love to hear.

Exhibition Image credits:
Dean Tomlinson