Deutsche Börse Prize: A Political/Art Minefield

The Deutsche Börse photography prize has, in recent years, been the recipient of much criticism (and some controversy.) Rewarding artists that “push the medium’s boundaries,” the prize’s contentious remit has provoked many onlookers to question whether it even constitutes as a “photography” prize in the first place. Back in 2010, critic Sean O’Hagan set the tone by asking where “straight…

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Picturing Prostitution

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog, 27.01.2014 In a provocative redressing of a universally stigmatised subject,Redeye’s event Picturing Prostitution, hosted at Open Eye Gallery, exposed a refreshing perspective on the sex work trade. In her series Precious, Jane Hilton explores the lives of sex workers in remote Nevadan ranches. The only state in which prostitution is legal, this…

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