Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019

Feature: Susan Meiselas. Villagers watch exhumation at a former Iraqi military headquarters outside Sulaymaniyah, Northern Iraq, 1991 

2019 shortlisted artists: Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel surveys the diverse and innovative nature of their photographic practices, which both celebrate the medium’s development while challenging its boundaries.

Mark Ruwedel

for the exhibition Artist and Society
16 February – 16 December 2018
at Tate Modern, London


 

Susan Meiselas

for the exhibition Mediations
Jeu de Paume, Paris
6 February – 30 May 2018


 

Arwed Messmer

for the exhibition
RAF – No Evidence / Kein Beweis
ZEPHYR|Raum für Fotografie
Mannheim, 9 September – 5 November 2017


 

Laia Abril

for the publication On Abortion
Dewi Lewis Publishing
November 2017


 

The Ache for Home exists in All of Us

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Pareidolia: la reconnaissance picturale depuis les hommes des cavernes

One function of our brain is to recognize the objects and shapes of our environment …  to warn us, protect us, socialize us … it




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