The 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Exhibition

Posted by Fabio 31 January 2019

The 2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Exhibition opens at The Photographers’ Gallery from 8 March until 2 June 2019. Curated by The Photographers’ Gallery’s Anna Dannemann, this year’s exhibition of the 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.

Presented across the 4th and 5th floors of the Gallery, the exhibition features a searing visual investigation by Laia Abril into the history of abortion and the challenges to women’s reproductive rights; a sensitive on-the-ground reportage and collaborative history of Kurdistan by Susan Meiselas; a consideration of the photographic evidence found in State Archives that proposes a new reading of the beginnings of the Red Army Faction (RAF) researched, collected and edited by Arwed Messmer and a timeless photographic exploration of how geological, historical and political events have left their imprints on the North American landscape by Mark Ruwedel.

The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced during the exhibition run at an evening award ceremony held at the Gallery on 16th May 2019.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019
The Photographers’ Gallery
8th of March – 2nd of June 2019