The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize aims to reward a contemporary photographer of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution (exhibition or publication) to the medium of photography in Europe in the previous year.
The Prize was originally set up in 1996 by The Photographers’ Gallery in London to promote the best of contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse has sponsored the £30,000 prize since 2005. The Prize showcases new talents and highlights the best of international photography practice. It is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of photography. The Photographers’ Gallery and Deutsche Börse have been shortlisted for Arts & Business International Award 2008 for their cooperation in the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie have been selected for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010. The price is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 17 March 2010.
The Photographers’ Gallery in London is the opening venue for the exhibition between 12 February – 18 April 2010. Later in 2010 the exhibition will be shown at the C/O Berlin and the Deutsche Börse Group headquarters in Frankfurt.
Nominations were made by the Academy, a group of more than 100 international experts on photography who represent photography institutions throughout Europe.
The Jury this year is: Olivia Maria Rubio (Director of Exhibitions, La Fàbrica, Spain); Gilane Tawadros (Chief Executive, Design Artists Copyright Society, curator and writer); James Welling (artist, USA); and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany). Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair.
The shortlisted artists:
Zoe Leonard (born in 1961 in the USA) is nominated for her retrospective exhibition, ZOE LEONARD: Photographs, at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (1 April – 5 July 09), initiated by Fotomuseum Winterthur.