Prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize announces 5 incredible shortlisted photographers

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2024
Mountains and Trees - Fields of Sight (Image credit: Gauri Gill and Rajesh Vangad)

This year's shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize covers everything from war and conflict, diasporic communities and decolonization, contested land, heritage, equality and gender. Established in 1996, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world, celebrating photographers who have made a significant contribution to photography with thought-provoking, innovative work. 

After a rigorous selection process, outstanding individuals have been shortlisted for the upcoming award including Swiss photographer Vallie Export who explores women's roles in society through photography, film and immersive installations. Duo Gauri Gill & Rajesh Vangas have been dominated for their book Fields of Sight, published in 2023 by Edition Patrick Frey which combines Warli painting with photography to address aesthetics, environmental issues, memory and decolonization.

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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.