Thursday, October 29, 2009

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize - shortlist announced

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, has just named the four shortlisted photographers nominated for its annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (DBPP). Now in its thirteenth year, the annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography in Europe between 1 October 2008 and 30 September 2009. The four shortlisted artists are Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie. Anna Fox has been nominated for her exhibition, Cockroach Diaries & Other Stories at Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Zoe Leonard for her her retrospective exhibition, ZOE LEONARD: Photographs, at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Sophie Ristelhueber for her retrospective, Sophie Ristelhueber at the Jeu de Paume, Paris; while Donovan Wylie has been shortlisted for his exhibition MAZE 2007/8 at Belfast Exposed. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 17 March 2010.

Paul Graham won the DBPP in 2009 for his publication, A Shimmer of Possibility (steidlMACK, October 2007).
Paul will be in Auckland in January to present with Rineke Dijkstra the annual AUT St Paul Street Gallery photography master class.

The image above is from Zoe Leonard's series shop doors.

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