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UK Photographer Wins Deutsche Börse

UK Photographer Wins Deutsche Börse - A UK photographer has won the Deutsche Börse photography prize 2012.

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John Stezaker
A UK photographer has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012.

John Stezaker was awarded his prize, £30,000, at a special ceremony in The Photographer's Gallery. The award was given by Juergen Teller, the 2003 winner of the prize.

The Prize is awarded to a photographer of any nationality for their significant contribution to the medium of photography either through an exhibition or publication, in Europe between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011. John Stezaker won for his exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (29 January – 18 March 2011). Stezaker’s collages examine our multifaceted relationship to the image. Through his juxtapositions of found photographs, illustrations and stills taken from books, magazines, vintage postcards and classic movies, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to create new and poignant meanings.

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012 is organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and is on show until 9 September 2012 followed by presentations at the Deutsche Börse headquarters in Frankfurt from 14 September until 25 October 2012, and at C/O Berlin, Forum for visual dialogues from 3 November until 13 January 2013.

For more information, visit The Photographer's Gallery website.

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monstersnowman 9 1.7k 1 England
4 Sep 2012 10:06AM
The 3rd word in this article had me questioning it's validity. Also, the more photography is immersed in the world of 'art' are we going to see questionable pretensions corrupting a craft that, in my opinion, generally involves being able to take a photograph with some form a camera, to not only be called a photographer but to win an international 'photography' competition.

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Alan_Baseley e2
13 323 2 England
4 Sep 2012 1:53PM
So if we cut out the waffle in the description, the prize was won by a glorified scrapbooker?
macroman 11 15.3k England
4 Sep 2012 2:31PM

Quote:Through his juxtapositions of found photographs, illustrations and stills taken from books, magazines, vintage postcards and classic movies, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to create new and poignant meanings.



Hope he has all the neccesary copyright clearances. Grin

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