And what of Nature Photography?

When Finninsh photographer Esko Männikkö won the Deutsch Börse Photography Prize in 2008, an article by the Guardian posed a significant question; “Will this bring wildlife photography into the mainstream?” It is interesting to reconsider such a query in light of this year’s Deutsche Börse finalist Jochen Lempert and his installation of black and white images of the natural world. Männikkö, a self-titled “photographer of fish,…

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Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery, 04/05/2014 The tantalisingly broad criteria of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize never fails to kindle an eclectic catalogue of artistic endeavours. This year brings together adolescent memories of reckless hedonism, war torn landscapes and an unobtrusive hummingbird in mid-flight. The works of the four shortlisted artists, on exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, have…

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