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The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

The Annual Prize Awards Presented by The Deutsche Börse Group

February 04th, 2016
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Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital. With its services and systems it possesses, it ensures the functioning of these markets and the same level playing field for all participants worldwide.

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation 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 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 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. In 2015 the Prize was retitled “Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize” following the establishment of the Foundation as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the collection, exhibition and promotion of contemporary photography.

The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016 are Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony.

This year’s selection reflects a range of approaches and subject matters involving the use of videos, objects and texts. These diverse bodies of work deal with many different and current matters, such as the political and personal concerns with identity, migration, surveillance and loss at their core. Works, by the shortlisted photographers, will be exhibited at The Photographers Gallery from 16 April until 26 June 2016 and subsequently presented at the Deutsche Börse headquarters in Frankfurt/Eschborn.

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