The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is an annual exhibition and award of £30,000 presented at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (and subsequently to select venues). Originally established by the Gallery in 1996 as the UK’s first dedicated photography award, it continues to identify, debate and celebrate innovative and original photographic practice from across the world.
Open to any living photographer and body of work (across any format or genre) produced and/or exhibited in Europe the previous year, the Prize rewards outstanding contribution towards the photographic medium and reflects the myriad ways photography engages with the world today.
Throughout its 27-year history, the Prize continues to reaffirm its position as a barometer of talent and excellence, introducing photographers and works that exemplify exceptional viewpoints and bold practice to wide audiences.
90s: 1997 Richard Billingham | 1998 Andreas Gursky | 1999 Rineke Dijkstra.
00s: 2000 Anna Gaskell | 2001 Boris Mikhailov | 2002 Shirana Shahbazi | 2003 Juergen Teller | 2004 Joel Sternfeld | 2005 Luc Delahaye | 2006 Robert Adams | 2007 Walid Raad | 2008 Esko Männikko | 2009 Paul Graham.
10s: 2010 Sophie Ristelhueber | 2011 Jim Goldberg | 2012 John Stezaker | 2013 Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin | 2014 Richard Mosse, 2015 Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse | 2016 Trevor Paglen | 2017 Dana Lixenberg | 2018 Luke Willis Thompson | 2019 Susan Meiselas.
20s: 2020 Mohamed Bourouissa | 2021 Cao Fei | 2022 Deana Lawson | 2023 Samuel Fosso.
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a Frankfurt-based non-profit organisation. The foundation activities focus on collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse began to build up its collection of contemporary photography in 1999. Art Collection Deutsche Börse now comprises more than 1,600 works by over 100 international artists. Expanding the Art Collection Deutsche Börse is one of the key aims of the foundation. The collection and a changing exhibition programme are open to the public. Together with The Photographers' Gallery in London, the foundation awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize each year. Other focal points include promoting new talent, supporting exhibition projects of international museums and institutions, and the expansion of platforms for academic discussion about the medium.
Further information: www.deutscheboersephotographyfoundation.org