About the Prize
11 April - 22 June 2014
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Jochen Lempert, Untitled (girl in a telephone booth), 1993-2011
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Richard Mosse, Poison Glen, 2012
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Self-portrait in a biker vest, 1989
Deutsche Börse Prize 2014, Lorna Simpson, Momentum, 2011
Now in its seventeenth year, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which has significantly contributed to photography in Europe between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013.
This year’s finalists are Alberto Garcia-Alix, Jochen Lempert, Lorna Simpson and Richard Mosse.
The 2014 Jury
Kate Bush, Curator
Jitka Hanzlová, Artist
Thomas Seelig, Director/Curator, Fotomuseum Winterthur
Anne-Marie Beckmann, Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair.
The winner of the £30,000 Prize will be announced on Monday 12 May 2014.
Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery and Chair of the Jury:
"Each of this year’s nominees proposes compelling new ways to expand our thinking about the medium. Image and text underpin Lorna Simpson’s unique approach to interrogating gender and identity, whilst for Garcia-Alix the camera becomes an extension of his psyche - ‘a way of seeing which is a way of being’. In drawing our attention to anthropomorphism, Jochen Lempert combines the precision of a scientist with the lyricism of a poet. For Richard Mosse, discontinued military surveillance film provides both the medium and themessage, transforming the horror and brutality of war into a surreal form of documentary."
Frank Klaas, Managing Director Global Public Affairs, Deutsche Börse:
"This year’s shortlist once again shows the vitality and broad variety of approaches to contemporary photography. We are impressed by the jury’s excellent selection and very much look forward to the 2014 exhibition – especially as it marks our tenth anniversary as sponsor of Europe’s most renowned photography prize."
A catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be available from our Bookshop.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 is generously supported by Deutsche Börse Group and media partner The Telegraph.