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Deana Lawson wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022


Deana Lawson was announced as the 2022 winner of the prestigious £30,000 prize at a special ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, on Thursday 12 May 2022. The other finalists received £5,000 each – an increase from previous years when the award fund was £3,000 each.

The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2022 are Deana Lawson, Gilles Peress, Jo Ractliffe and Anastasia Samoylova.

This year’s shortlisted artists offer very distinctive approaches to visual storytelling, while collectively tackling some of the most urgent issues facing us today. Despite the difference in perspectives (generational, geographical, racial, cultural) and artistic strategies, each of the shortlisted artists show an acute awareness of their present context, of the burden of history, the problematics of legacy and language (visual or otherwise) and a responsibility to address their own position in relation to their subject matter.

The exhibition is on show at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 25 March – 12 June 2022. Afterwards it will travel to the Deutsche Börse’s headquarters in Eschborn/Frankfurt and be on display from 30 June 2022.


The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, United Kingdom


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