The nominated projects from the shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017: Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs will go on display at a special exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery in London from 3 March until 11 June 2017.
The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced during the exhibition run at an evening award ceremony on 18th May.
"Together with The Photographers' Gallery in London, the foundation awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize each year"
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is an annual award established by The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 1996 and in partnership with the Deutsche Börse Group since 2005. Since 2016 it has been awarded together with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, a non-profit organisation specifically focused on the collecting, exhibiting and promoting of contemporary photography. The £30,000 prize rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which is felt to have significantly contributed to the medium of photography between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.
2017 marks twenty years of the Prize and reaffirms its position as a barometer of talent, excellence and innovation. The award remains committed to showcasing photographers and works of all genres and approaches, which exemplify exceptional viewpoints and bold practice.
The 2017 shortlist encompasses diverse photographic practices, which recognise and celebrate the many developments within the medium. All of the projects challenge the boundaries of the medium while establishing innovative approaches to documentary, landscape and portraiture. Presented on the 4th and 5th floors of the gallery, the exhibition features a timely and important record of a segregated community in the US from Dana Lixenberg; autobiographical and emotional excavation from Sophie Calle, abstracted images of landscapes that challenge common perceptions of space and photographic journeys that weave between fact and fiction from Awoiska van der Molen and duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs.
The exhibition tours to the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt from 29 June until 17 September 2016 and subsequently to Aperture Foundation in New York from 15 November 2017 until 11 January 2018. This exciting development marks the first US exhibition of the prize in its twenty- year history.
The members of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017 jury are: Susan Bright, Curator; Pieter Hugo, Artist; Karolina Lewandowska, Curator of Photography, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery as the non-voting chair.
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
March 3, 2017 – June 11, 2017