Photographer reframing the black experience wins Deutsche Börse award

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation 2022
(Image credit: Deana Lawson - Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation 2022)

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation has just announced its 2022 winner. The prestigious award recognizes artists and projects that made a significant contribution to international photography over the last 12 months with a grand prize of £30,000 ($36,800) up for grabs. 

This year, first place was awarded to the American photographer Deana Lawson for her solo exhibition “entropy” at Kunsthalle Basel which took place from 9 June - 11 October 2020. Lawson’s distinctive and provocative approach to photography reframes and reclaims the black experience while exploring the intergenerational relationships, their effect on black culture and the space held by communities and individuals. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.