|Artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin win the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013|
|11. June 2013
Deutsche Börse: The Photographers’ Gallery awarded Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 in London on Monday evening, 10 June 2013. The award was presented by film director Mike Figgis. They are the first artist duo to ever win the Prize. The annual award comes with prize money of 30,000 GBP and recognizes a photographer who has made an important contribution to contemporary photography in Europe in the previous 12 months. Broomberg & Chanarin won for their publication War Primer 2 (2012, MACK).
The duo was chosen by jury members Joan Fontcuberta, artist; Andrea Holzherr, Exhibition Manager, Magnum; Karol Hordziej, Artistic Director, Krakow Photomonth; and Anne-Marie Beckmann, Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany.
The other shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, each awarded £3,000, are: Mishka Henner for his exhibition No Man’s Land at Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy; ChrisKillip for his exhibition What Happened Great Britain 1970 - 1990 at Le Bal, Paris; and Cristina De Middel for her publicationThe Afronauts (2011, self-published).
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 is organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and is on show until 30 June 2013 followed by presentations at the Deutsche Börse headquarters in Frankfurt/Eschborn, 12 September until end of October.
Brett Rogers, non-voting Chair of the Jury and Director of The Photographers' Gallery said, on behalf of the jury: “The jury awarded the Prize to Broomberg & Chanarin for their bold and powerful reimagining of Brecht’s War Primer. They applauded the way in which the project pushed the boundaries of the medium, exploring the complex relationship between image and text while drawing on elements from both the past history of photography and the present image economy.”
Julia Taeschner, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Deutsche Börse said: “We are very pleased with the decision of the jury and would like to congratulate Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. The winners of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 reflect with their work one of the most controversially discussed topics in today’s society. Altogether, we were once again very impressed by the diversity of the work of all finalists.”
About Deutsche Börse Group: Deutsche Börse Group is one of the world's leading stock exchange companies and a long-time sponsor of photographic art. The Group owns a large collection of contemporary photography in the form of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, which is exhibited at the company’s main locations in Frankfurt and Luxembourg. The Art Collection meanwhile comprises a collection of works by more than 80 international artists.