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


Related Topics: , , , ,

Latest Posts

2014.  Gaza.  Palestine.  Schoolchildren head to class at the Sobhi Abu Karsh School in the Shujai'iya neighborhood. Operation Protective Edge lasted from 8 July 2014 – 26 August 2014, killing 2,189 Palestinians of which 1,486 are believed to be civilians. 66 Israeli soldiers and 6 civilians were killed.  It's estimated that 4,564 rockets were fired at Israel by Palestinian militants.

Inside Gaza with Photographer Peter van Agtmael

What photographer Peter van Agtmael encountered in Gaza changed the way he worked.

Read More
WASTELAND PERMITTED USE: This image may be downloaded or is otherwise provided at no charge for one-time use for coverage or promotion of National Geographic magazine dated December 2014 and exclusively in conjunction thereof.  No copying, distribution or archiving permitted.  Sublicensing, sale or resale is prohibited.     REQUIRED CREDIT AND CAPTION: All image uses must bear the copyright notice and be properly credited to the relevant photographer, as shown in this metadata, and must be accompanied by a caption, which makes reference to NGM.  Any uses in which the image appears without proper copyright notice, photographer credit and a caption referencing NGM are subject to paid licensing.        Mandatory usage requirements: (Please note: you may select 5 branded images for online use and 3 images for print/unbranded)1. Include mandatory photo credit with each image2. Show the December cover of National Geographic somewhere in the post (credit: National Geographic) unless using only one image3. Provide a prominent link to: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/superfund/voosen-textat the top of your piece, ahead of the photos 4. Mention that the images are from "the December issue of National Geographic magazine” GOWANUS CANALNew York, New YorkPollutants: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, lead, copperYear listed: 2010Carved from a tidal estuary 160 years ago, the Gowanus Canal is Brooklyn’s industrial artery—and a deeply polluted waterway. Even so, it’s frequented by herons, seagulls, crabs, and canoeists. Defying local fears of economic stigma, the EPA listed the canal as a Superfund site in 2010. It hopes to start dredging contaminated mud in 2016.

Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 24, 2014

Mideast Israel Palestinians

The Best Pictures of the Week: Nov. 14 – Nov. 21

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 19,241 other followers