Thursday, 6 June 2013

Exhibition review: Photographers Gallery - Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2013

Over the half term on the 31st of May, I went to the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Exhibition at the Photographers gallery in London. The Prize has been running each year since 1996 and was created by the Photographers' Gallery with the intention of promoting the finest contemporary photography. Between 1997 and 2004, the prize was known as the Citigroup Photography Prize. Every year the photographers gallery and other judges give a prize of £30,000 (funded by a german marketing company called Deutsche Borse) to a photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 is generously supported by Deutsche Börse Group and media partner The Telegraph. The annual photography prize has been been described as "the biggest of its kind in photography in Europe" and "the most prestigious".

The Prize the year is on until the 30th of June 2013 and was open to the public on the 18th of April 2013. The artwork is being shown on the two top floors of gallery and this years finalists are Broomberg & ChanarinMishka HennerChris Killip, and Cristina De MiddelThe winner of the £30,000 Prize will be announced on Monday 10 June. The panel of judges this year are; Joan Fontcuberta - artist, Andrea Holzherr - Exhibition Manager and art critic, Karol Hordziej - Artistic Director, Anne-Marie Beckmann - curator of the Deutsche Borse Art Collection, Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery and is the non-voting Chair.

Chris Killip's work:

Broomberg & Chanarin's work: 

Mishka Henner's work: 

Cristina De Middel's work:

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