This event is part of our Past Programme
See the exhibition which runs until 11 June, bringing together work by Samuel Fosso and the other international shortlisted artists: Bieke Depoorter, Arthur Jafa and Frida Orupabo.
This year’s shortlisted artists all push the boundaries of photography and exemplify its resonance and relevance as a cultural force today.
Drawing upon the West African tradition of studio portraiture, Samuel Fosso creates startling new identities through self-portraiture, based on social archetypes as well as real historical figures.
Bieke Depoorter explores the complex ethical relationship and boundaries between photographer and subject, shown through the intense scrutiny of her relationship with her own subjects, Michael and Agata.
Arthur Jafa uncompromisingly articulates Black experience, providing us with an exercise in visual literacy, confronting us with a new Black aesthetic which avoids fixed hierarchies and linear storytelling.
Giving sculptural form to photo collage, Frida Orupabo reimagines the historical Black female body through her extraordinary multi-layered collages and Instagram posts using material circulated online.
Samuel Fosso was announced as the winner of the £30,000 prize at a special evening award ceremony on 11 May 2023, with the other finalists each receiving £5,000.
Huge congratulations to Samuel. I am delighted that with this year’s Prize we are celebrating the importance of his retrospective at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, which opened up new perspectives on his work, allowing many more people to discover his work for the first time; and thrilled and surprised those who felt they already knew his work.Anne-Marie Beckmann – Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation
The exhibition will tour to the Muzeum Fotografii w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland (30 June to 17 September 2023).
About the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize
Originally established in 1996 and in partnership with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation since 2016, this long-standing and influential annual prize identifies and rewards artists and projects considered to have made the most significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months. Over its 27-year history, the Prize has become renowned as one of the most important awards for photographers as well as a barometer of photographic development, foregrounding outstanding, innovative and thought-provoking work that pushes the boundaries of the medium and exemplifies its resonance and relevance as a cultural force.
Last few days special price! Buy the catalogue
Buy now at a special price for the last few days of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023 exhibition. This catalogue has four different covers, one for each shortlisted artist.Buy now