The Photographers’ Gallery has unveiled the shortlist for the 2009 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
The four shortlisted artists are British photographer Paul Graham, Palestine-born Emily Jacir, and US artists Tod Papageorge and Taryn Simon.
Graham has been nominated for his publication A Shimmer of Possibility; Jacir for her installation A Material for Film; Papageorge for his exhibition Passing Through Eden: Photographs of Central Park; and Simon for her show An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.
Brett Rogers, chair of the jury and director of the Photographers’ Gallery, says, ‘The finalists this year redefine the medium of photography and its possibilities as both a conceptual and creative tool.’
The annual award of £30 000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe between 1 October 2007 and 30 September 2008.
The winner will be unveiled at a ceremony at the Photographers’ Gallery’s new home at Ramillies Street, London W1, on 25 March 2009.