The 4 shortlisted photographers for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2011 have been announced. This year's selection, which is the 15th year of the prize and the 40th anniversary of the Photographer's Gallery, ranges from conceptual to social documentary photography.
Presented by the Photographers' Gallery, the prize will be shown at the Ambika P3 at the University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 while the Gallery is closed for extensive redevelopment.
The annual award of £30,000 rewards a photographer from any country who has the made most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photographer in Europe between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2010. The winner will be announced on 26 April 2011
Thomas Demand (born 1964, German), nominated for exhibition Nationalgalerie at Neuue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (18 September 2009 – 17 January 2010), travelling to Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (29 May – 22 August 2010). In this exhibition, Demand’s concise yet strangely unsettling images explore German social and political public life.
Roe Ethridge (b. 1969, USA), nominated for solo exhibition at Les Rencontres d'Arles 2010, France (3 July – 19 September 2010). Blurring the boundaries of the commercial with the editorial, and the mundane with the highbrow, Ethridge’s conceptual approach to photography is a playful attack on the traditions and conventions of the medium itself.
Jim Goldberg (b. 1953, USA), nominated for his exhibition Open See at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (16 October 2009 – 31 January 2010). Initiated through a Magnum commission, Open See documents the experiences of refugee, immigrant and trafficked populations who travel from war torn, socially and economically devastated countries to make new lives in Europe.
Elad Lassry (b. 1977, Israel), nominated for his exhibition Elad Lassry at Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (13 February – 25 April 2010). Elad Lassry’s small-scale photographs slip effortlessly between genres, depicting plastic still-lives, uncanny publicity portraits, collages, animals and landscapes.
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