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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 Oliver Chanarin (2013), Mishka Henner (2013) and Dana Lixenberg (2017) in conversation with Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Managing Director Anne-Marie Beckmann 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, protest, identity and the digital, and how their practices continue to evolve since their respective nominations.
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Oliver Chanarin is an artist working with photography. He studied Artificial Intelligence as an undergraduate and is now professor of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg. Chanarin is also a founding member of the masters programme in photography at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Netherlands. He is one half of the duo Broomberg & Chanarin, whose work is held in major public and private collections including Pompidou, Tate, MoMA, Yale, Stedelijk, Jumex in Mexico DF, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Eye Amsterdam, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Cleveland Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art. Awards include the ICP Infinity Award (2014) for Holy Bible, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2013) for War Primer 2; the Arles Photo Text Award (2018). Chanarin currently has a solo presentation at SF MOMA and is working with FORMA & The Art Fund on a major touring exhibition of the UK.
Mishka Henner is a visual artist born in Belgium and living in the UK. His varied practice navigates through the digital terrain to focus on key subjects of cultural and geo-political interest. He often produces books, films, photographic, and sculptural works that reflect on cultural and industrial infrastructures in a process involving extensive documentary research combined with the meticulous reconstruction of imagery from materials sourced online. In 2013 he was awarded the Infinity Award for Art by the International Center of Photography and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
Dana Lixenberg is known for her stripped-down portraits that revel in the elemental characteristics of her subjects. She uses a large-format field camera - a cumbersome tool, which necessitates what the artist refers to as a 'slow dance' between her and her subjects. The resulting portraits contain an enormous amount of detail and texture, and are as revelatory as a personal encounter. Besides her extensive editorial practice, for which she photographed many cultural icons, she pursues long-term projects with a primary focus on marginalized communities.
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