InstitutionsMediums 29-11-2017

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize announces shortlisted artists

Established in 2005, the prize recognizes the work of a living artist of any nationality who has made the most significant contribution, either through an exhibition or publication, to the photography in Europe in the previous year. The shortlisted artists for the 2018 edition have been announced as follows: Mathieu Asselin, Rafal Milach, Batia Suter and Luke Willis Thompson.

Works by the four finalists will be presented at London’s Photographers’ Gallery from February 23 through June 3, 2018 before moving on to Frankfurt’s Museum für Moderne Kunst. The winner, chosen by a jury consisting of artist, curator and editor Gordon MacDonald, artist Penelope Umbrico, curator Duncan Forbes, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation director Anne-Marie Beckmann and Photographers’ gallery director Brett Rogers (the non-voting chair)  will be announced on May 17 and will receive £30,000.


Mathieu Asselin, Van Buren, Indiana, 2013 © Mathieu Asselin

Mathieu Asselin (b. 1973, France) has been nominated for his publication Monsanto A Photographic Investigation (Actes Sud, 2017).


Rafal Milach, Anaklia, Georgia, 2013 © Rafal Milach

Rafal Milach (b. 1978, Poland) is nominated for his exhibition Refusal (12 May – 18 June 2017, Atlas Sztuki Gallery, Lodz, Poland).



Batia Suter, Carnation, 2015 © Batia Suter

Batia Suter (1967, Switzerland) is nominated for her publication Parallel Encyclopedia #2 (Rome, 2016).



Luke Willis Thompson, Autoportrait, 2017, Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery 2017, Photo: Andy Keate

Luke Willis Thompson (b. 1988, New Zealand) is nominated for the exhibition autoportrait. (23 June – 27 August 2017 exhibited at Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK)


Previous laureates include: Dana Lixenberg, Trevor Paglen, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse and Richard Mosse.

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