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 “straightContinue reading “Deutsche Börse Prize: A Political/Art Minefield”

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, haveContinue reading “Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014”