Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023
The four international artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2023 are: Bieke Depoorter, Samuel Fosso, Arthur Jafa and Frida Orupabo.
Originally established in 1996 and organised in partnership with the Photographers’ Gallery in London, since 2016, this long-standing and influential annual Prize identifies, and rewards artists who have made the most significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months.
From blurring the relationship between photographer and subject and unpicking the ethics of being a photographer, to exploring gender and sexuality, violence, injustice and the Black experience, this year’s shortlisted artists all push the boundaries of photography and exemplify its resonance and relevance as a cultural force today.
The annual exhibition of shortlisted projects will be on show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, from 3 March – 11 June 2023.
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.
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.
reimagines the historical Black female body through her extraordinary multi-layered collages and Instagram posts using material circulated online.
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.
The Photographer’s Gallery