Beginning July 13, The Photographers’ Gallery in London will exhibit the four photographers shortlisted for the 2012 incarnation of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. In addition to the opportunity to be exhibited in London’s largest (and newly renovated) public photography gallery, one of the four talents will collect £30,000 ($46,500) and earn the title of the most significant living contributor to European photography in the past year.
John Stezaker, the oldest artist in consideration, has been tipped by The Guardian‘s Adrian Searle to win for his fantastic photographic collages. Pieter Hugo, who photographed a squalid dumping and scavenging ground for electronics in Accra, Ghana, was nominated for his haunting photo essay, Permanent Error. There’s also Japanese artist Rinko Kawauchi, whose book, Illuminance was very well received, and American shutterbug Christopher Williams, who’s nominated for his Kapitalistischer Realismus (Capital Realism) exhibition that took place in the Czech Republic.
The shortlisted artists for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize will be on view from July 13 until September 9 at The Photographers’ Gallery. Next, the exhibition will travel to the Deutsche Börse headquarters in Frankfurt from September 14 to October 25, and to C/O Berlin from November 3 to January 13, 2013.