Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

The four shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 are Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge, Jim Goldberg, and Elad Lassry.

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011 is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Now in its fifteenth year, the Prize will be on display from Saturday 2 April until Sunday 30 April 2011, with the winner announced at a special award ceremony on Tuesday 26 April 2011. The Photographers’ Gallery is currently closed for extensive redevelopment until Autumn 2011 to create new galleries and an education floor. The 2011 Prize will therefore be shown at Ambika P3 at the University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1.

The annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to the medium of photography in Europe between 1 October 2009 and 30 September 2010.

This year’s Jury is: Alex Farquharson (Director, Nottingham Contemporary); Marloes Krijnen (Founding Director, Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam); Joel Sternfeld (artist, USA); and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Curator, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany). Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, is the non-voting Chair.

Roe Ethridge (b.1969, USA) is nominated for his solo exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography 2010, France (3 July – 19 September 2010).

Thomas Demand (b.1964, Germany) is nominated for his exhibition, Nationalgalerie, at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (18 September 2009 – 17 January 2010).

Jim Goldberg (b.1953, USA) is nominated for his exhibition Open See at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (16 October 2009 – 31 January 2010).

Elad Lassry (b.1977, Israel) is nominated for his exhibition Elad Lassry at Kunsthalle Zürich (13 February – 25 April 2010).

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011
Exhibition Dates: 2 – 30 April 2011
Winner Announced: Tuesday 26 April 2011
Exhibition Location: Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35
Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Nearest Tube: Baker Street
Admission Free


  1. David Hockney claimed that one could not spend very long looking at a photograph (unlike paintings which could be re-visited and seen afresh numerous times). I find fault with this assertion and this shortlist simply demonstrates how, in the right hands, photography can have layers and sub-texts as well as depth of technique. David Shepherd paints, do we find as much profundity in his horribly twee wildlife paintings as we do a work by Man Rae?


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