Now in its seventeenth year, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 rewards a living photographer for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which has significantly contributed to photography in Europe.
I visited the exhibition at the excellent Photographers Gallery in London earlier this year, but never got round to posting my thoughts.
The highlights for me were;
No Man’s Land represents isolated women occupying the margins of southern European environments. Shot entirely with Google Street View, Henner’s method of online intelligence-gathering results in an unsettling reflection on surveillance, voyeurism and the contemporary landscape.
Watch a video interview with Mishka Henner
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin
War Primer 2 is a limited edition book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Brecht’s photo-essay comprises 85 images, photographic fragments or collected newspaper clippings, that were placed next to a four-line poem, called ‘photo-epigrams’. Broomberg and Chanarin layered Google search results for the poems over Brecht’s originals.
British born Killip has been taking photographs for nearly five decades.What Happened – Great Britain comprises black and white images of working people in the north of England, taken by Killip in the 1970s and 1980s. After spending months immersed in several communities, Killip documented the disintegration of the industrial past with a poetic and highly personal point of view.
I have to add this other Killip photo of the same street. I’d love to know what year this follow-up was taken? The ship, incidentally, was the Tyne Pride. You can read more about her here.
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