Burtynsky Grant

Teresa Eng | 2019 Burtynsky Grant Winner

Teresa Eng, 2019-burtynsky Grant. China Dream. A.I. Gallery .jpg

The 2019 Burtynsky Grant goes to Teresa Eng for her book project "China Dream”

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant in 2016—a $5,000 annual grant to support Canadian artists and photographers who are at the advanced stages of developing a photobook for publication.

The jury—Edward Burtynsky, Sarah Allen (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern), Maxine Proctor (Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair) and Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios)—considered many original and absorbing book projects from across Canada.

"Teresa Eng’s China Dream explores the fractured identities that second-generation diaspora experience as they straddle their birth country and their motherland. The jury was impressed by Eng’s striking, moody images, expertly sequenced to contrast memories of a place where she has never lived with a China in flux.”


TERESA ENG (b.1977, Vancouver) Eng’s roots traces back to Hong Kong. Now based in London, Teresa's photographic practice is steeped in tradition but one that embraces the new. Previous work include ‘Speaking of Scars ‘and ‘Self-Portrait’, both self-published monographs. In 2018, she was a finalist in Hyères 33e Festival de Mode, de Photographie et D’Accessoire de Mode. She has been awarded grants by Gasworks and Canada Council of the Arts. ‘Self-Portrait’ exhibited at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool in U.K.