Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015
Library Shelf Location 27.ROGE
Publication Date 2015

This is the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015 catalogue surveying the four nominated projects of the shortlisted artists: Nikolai Bakharev, Zanele Muholi, Viviane Sassen and Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse (working as a duo). 

This year’s shortlist reflects a diversity of attitudes towards the medium underpinned by an exploration into new and unexpected modes of presentation incorporating video, text, object and wall-based photographic displays.  
Nikolai Bakharev’s ambiguous images of Russian bathers on public beaches in the 80s and 90s, at a time when photographs of nudity were forbidden, play on the tension between acceptable and unacceptable imagery,  public and private realms.  In the work of Zanele Muholi, the personal and political are also interwoven in her tender, unflinching portraits and testimonies of the South African LGBTI community. 

South Africa further provides a location and point of political departure in the work of Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse.  Their collaborative publication presents a, ‘photo/graphic’ album of images and text which uncover the history of a once elite, now abandoned high-rise apartment block in Johannesburg.  Finally, Viviane Sassen’s sculptural, abstracted, darkly sensual images continue to effect the blurring of genres, which characterize her work and position her as a leading force in contemporary art photography.

ISBN 978095618824
Quantity 1
Pages 96
Author Brett Rogers
Format Hardback
Related Artists Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Nikolai Bakharev, Zanele Muholi, Viviane Sassen
Categories Photography, Annual/Biennial/Triennial...survey shows/events and competitions
Language English

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