Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Jim Goldberg wins Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Jim Goldberg has won the 15th Photography Prize organised by The Photographer's Gallery in London in association with Deutsche Borse. The prize comes with a £30,000 cash reward.

Each year, the award goes to a living photographer that has made "the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography in Europe" over the past 12 months.

Magnum photographer Goldberg was nominated for his exhibition 'Open See' which went on show last year. The exhibition documented the experiences of refugees and immigrants travelling from war-torn countries to make new lives in Europe. He came ahead of three other photographers and artists - Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge and Elad Lassry who each received £3,000.

"The jury felt that any one of the four nominees could have been the winner," said Brett Rogers of the Photographer's Gallery.

'Open See' won the prize because of "it's timely and inventive approach to documentary practice".

All the shortlisted works are on show at the Photographer's Gallery in London until 1 May.
The gallery is currently housed at the Ambika P3 art space near Regent's Park while its central London premises are being renovated.

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