Deutsche Börse Photography Prize shortlist announced




The Photographers Gallery have announced the shortlist for the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. The award honours a living photographer for their significant contribution to photography over the last year. Now in its 15th year, The Photographers’ Gallery’s annual prize of £30,000 is open to any nationality and awarded for the most significant contribution to photography in Europe, between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2010. The four shortlisted artists are: Thomas Demand (Germany) nominated for Nationalgalerie at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin), Roe Ethridge (USA) nominated for a solo exhibition at Les Recontres d’Arles , Jim Goldberg (USA) nominated for his exhibition Open See at the Photographers’ Gallery, London and Elad Lassry (Israel) nominated for his exhibition at Kunsthalle Zurich. Half of the shortlist is American, all of the artists are nominated for exhibitions in Europe. The venue this year will be Ambika P3, rather than the usual venue of the Photographers’ Gallery as it is undergoing extensive renovations. The jury for this years competion are: Alex Farquharson (Director, Nottingham Contemporary), Marloes Krijnen (Founding Director, Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam); Joel Sternfeld (artist, USA); and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Curator, Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Germany). Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair. The prize exhibition is held 2 – 29 April.

 

The four shortlisted artists are: Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg, and Elad Lassry.

Roe Ethridge (b.1969, USA) is nominated for his solo exhibition at Les Recontres d’Arles Photography 2010, France (3 July  – 19 September 2010).

Thomas Demand (b.1964, Germany) is nominated for his exhibition, Nationalgalerie, at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (18 September 2009 – 17 January 2010).

Jim Goldberg (b.1953, USA) is nominated for his exhibition Open See at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (16 October 2009 – 31 January 2010).

Elad Lassry (b.1977, Israel) is nominated for his exhibition Elad Lassry at Kunsthalle Zürich (13 February – 25 April 2010).

This year’s Jury is: Alex Farquharson (Director, Nottingham Contemporary); Marloes Krijnen (Founding Director, Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam); Joel Sternfeld (artist, USA); and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Curator, Deutsche Börse Art Collection, Germany). Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair.

Venue: Ambika P3 at the University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS.

 

 

 


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