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Check out these stunning images from our Polaris portrait studio

Jesse Kinos-Goodin

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize wrapped on Monday night, with Lido Pimienta taking home the award for her debut album, La Papessa.

During the night, we invited various artists into the Round Room at Toronto's Carlu to pose for photographer Vanessa Heins in our Polaris portait studio. Shortlisted artists Pimienta, Leif Vollebekk, Tanya Tagaq, Weaves, Lisa LeBlanc and Matthew Tavares of BadBadNotGood all stopped by, as did a number of other guests, including last year's winner, Kaytranada. Check out all the photos below.

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Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimiento won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize.

Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq poses at our Polaris portrait studio.

Leif Vollebekk

Leif Vollebekk stopped by our Polaris portrait studio.


Weaves is a 2017 Polaris Music Prize nominee.

Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa LeBlanc poses in our Polaris portrait studio.

A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red pose for our Polaris portrait studio.

Matthew Tavares (BadBadNotGood)

Matthew Tavares, keyboardist for BadBadNotGood, poses for our Polaris portrait studio.

Shad and Ian Campeau (A Tribe Called Red)

Shad and Ian Campeau of A Tribe Called Red, who collaborated on ATCR's shortlisted album, pose in the Polaris portrait studio.


Kaytranada, last year's winner of the Polaris Prize, poses in our portrait studio.

Charlotte Day Wilson

Charlotte Day Wilson, who appeared on the shortlisted album from BadBadNotGood, poses in our Polaris portrait studio.

Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) and Menno Versteeg (Hollerado) 

Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) and Menno Versteeg (Hollerado) pose in the Polaris portrait studio.

Tom Power (CBC q)

Tom Power, host of CBC q, poses for the Polaris portrait studio.

Odario Williams (CBC Radio 2's Afterdark)

Odario Williams, frontman for Grand Analog and host of CBC Radio 2's After Dark, poses for a portrait.

Rollie Pemberton (Cadence Weapon)

Rollie Pemberton (Cadence Weapon) poses for the Polaris portrait.

Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe (CBC Radio 2 Weekend Morning)

Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe poses in the Polaris portrait studio.


Shad poses for our Polaris portait studio.

George Stroumboulopoulos (the Strombo Show)

George Stroumboulopoulos poses for our Polaris portrait studio.

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Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2018. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees Weaves, Daniel Ceasar, Jeremy Dutcher, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Alvvays and more!