Karsh Award in Photography 2010
In September 2010, photographer Tony Fouhse received the prestigious Karsh Award, an honour presented every two years to an artist who has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in the photographic arts.
“When Tony Fouhse first exhibited his stylized photographs of crack addicts made on a street corner in Ottawa, Canada, he was unsure what the reaction of the opening-night audience would be. But he knew that some of those in attendance would approve: the subjects themselves. Mr. Fouhse’s photographs put a twist in the ongoing argument about making art out of suffering and making commodities from pictures of misfortune. When his photographs are on view at La Petite Mort Gallery (director Guy Berube), you can see the art inside and the reality outside”.
– New York Times, July 2009