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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014

Now in its seventeenth year, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which has significantly contributed to photography in Europe between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013.

This year’s finalists are Alberto Garcia-Alix, Jochen Lempert, Lorna Simpson and Richard Mosse.

Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery and Chair of the Jury:
“Each of this year’s nominees proposes compelling new ways to expand our thinking about the medium. Image and text underpin Lorna Simpson’s unique approach to interrogating gender and identity, whilst for Garcia-Alix the camera becomes an extension of his psyche – ‘a way of seeing which is a way of being’. In drawing our attention to anthropomorphism, Jochen Lempert combines the precision of a scientist with the lyricism of a poet. For Richard Mosse, discontinued military surveillance film provides both the medium and the message, transforming the horror and brutality of war into a surreal form of documentary.”

Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Self-portrait in biker vest, 1989Alberto_Garcia_Alix__Self_p_5283b730c447fFurther details here

 

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