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To celebrate the 25th year of the photography prize — and mark The Photographers’ Gallery’s own significant relationship with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation — join Laia Abril (2019), Pieter Hugo (2012) and Donovan Wylie (2010) in conversation with TPG Senior Curator Anna Dannemann as they examine the ongoing importance of the medium and the mechanisms of the prize and its role in shaping photographic practice today. Together they will also look across their different approaches to photography and at intersecting themes that include conflict, identity, gender violence and territory, and how their practices continue to evolve since their respective nominations.
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Laia Abril is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound in research-based projects. She is the author of Thinspiration (2012), The Epilogue (Dewi Lewis, 2014), Tediousphilia (Musée de l'Elysée, 2014), Lobismuller (RM, 2016) and collaborated as a creative editor in many publications as well as the staff of COLORS Magazine for 5 years. Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in private collections and museums, such as the Centre Pompidou, Musée de l’Elysée, Fotomuseum Winterthur, FRAC, MNAC and FotoColectania. Her new long-term project A History of Misogyny has been granted with the 2016 Arles-Prix de la photo Madame Figaro, 2018 Visionary Award, the 2019 Magnum Foundation, 2020 FOAM Paul-Huf Award; and her book On Abortion won the 2018 Aperture-Paris Photo best book of the year and was a nominee of the Deutsche Börse Award. Abril is currently working on her new book On Rape (Dewi Lewis, 2022) and is based in Barcelona.
Pieter Hugo (b. 1976 in Johannesburg) is a photographic artist living in Cape Town. Major museum solo exhibitions have taken place at Museu Coleção Berardo; the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; the Hague Museum of Photography, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Fotografiska in Stockholm, MAXXI in Rome and the Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, among others. His work is represented in prominent public and private collections, among them Centre Pompidou, Rijksmuesum, the Museum of Modern Art, V&A Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, J Paul Getty Museum, Walther Collection, Deutsche Börse Group, Folkwang Museum and Huis Marseille. Hugo received the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d'Arles Festival and the KLM Paul Huf Award in 2008, the Seydou Keita Award at the Rencontres de Bamako African Photography Biennial in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2012. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet and was chosen as the ‘In Focus’ artist for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Donovan Wylie is a photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Utilising a combination of conceptual and typological approaches, Wylie's work investigates the conceptual architecture of power, containment and conflict. His work is in the collections of Tate Modern, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Irish Museum of Art, among others. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books, received a BAFTA for his film The Train, and is a Professor of Photography at the Belfast School of Art.
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