The 2022 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize exhibition presents the nominated projects from this year’s shortlisted artists, Anastasia Samoylova, Jo Ractliffe, Deana Lawson and Gilles Peress.
Each of the projects display a unique perspective on pictorial representation, with the artists taking a distinctive approach to the medium of photography and focusing on subject matter linked to a specific region or community. What the projects share is an approach that is monumental in ambition and scale whether that be personal, practical, philosophical or political. The extensive research and commitment reflected in the work of Jo Ractliffe and Gilles Peress, whose focus on post-Apartheid South Africa and on the streets of Northern Ireland respectively, propose new ways to picture, and to historicise, conflict and its aftermath. Deana Lawson’s reframing and reclaiming of the Black experience positions a potent iconography that underlines and undermines received histories of representation; while for Anastasia Samoylova, personal experience of climate change in Florida reveals the stark dissonance between idealised imagery and the reality of rising tides.
The winner of the £30,000 prize will be announced at a special award ceremony held at the Gallery on 12 May 2022, with the other finalists each receiving £5,000.
|Duration||25 March 2022 - 12 June 2022|
|Times||Tuesday – Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00 Thursday – Friday (Lates): 10.00 – 20.00 Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday: 11.00 – 18.00|
|Venue||The Photographers' Gallery|
|Address||16 - 18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW|
|Contact||4402070879300 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk|