Friday, 12 February 2010

Deutsche Borse Photos

Today a new exhibition opened in The Photographers' Gallery, London, showing work by the four photographers shortlisted for the annual Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2010. Worth £30,000, the prize claims to reward the photographer deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the medium in Europe in the previous year. Oh yeah? Anna Fox's cute kiddie in a catsuit is about as good as it gets. CLICK to see a BBC slide show of the photos on offer. Entrance to the exhibition is free (title link).

2 Comments:

At 13/2/10, Blogger Gabrielle Jones said...

I agree -it's lame. This photo looks like something i took before one of my daughter's dance concerts...in a hurry!

 
At 13/2/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Gabriella

I'm glad you agree. And that is a detail from one of the best photos! This award is the photo equivalent of the Turner Prize. Why on earth anyone should regard bad photos as making a major contribution to the medium is beyond my ken. And to award such dross with £30,000....

The Arts Council is behind it. I guess that explains everything.

 

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