Richard Mosse Wins 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse
Winner, 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.

Safe From Harm, 2012, from "The Enclave"

Richard Mosse has won the 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his series The Enclave. Mosse’s dream-like, false-color portraits taken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 5.4 million people have died of war related causes since 1998, were shot using Kodak Aerochrome, and the series recently represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. 

Shortlisted entrants for the prize also included Alberto García-Alix, Jochen Lempert and Lorna Simpson.

García-Alix was nominated for his playful self portraits in the publication Autorretrato/Selfportrait, while Lempert — originally a biologist — was nominated for his monochromatic studies of the natural world. Lorna Simpson caught judges eyes with her installation-like work focusing on gender and identity.

The Deutsche Börse Photography prize — set up by London’s Photographers’ Gallery, and until 2005 known as the Citigroup Photography Prize — is now in its seventeenth year. The annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication. Past winners include Adam Broomberg, Oliver Chanarin, Paul Graham, Juergen Teller, Rineke Dijkstra, Richard Billingham and John Stezaker.

See more of Richard Mosse’s work here


Richard Conway is Reporter/Producer for TIME LightBox. Follow him on twitter @RichardJConway


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