From left to right: Zoe Leonard’s “Analogue” (detail) from 1999-2000 and “TV Repair Shop” from 2001
American artist Zoe Leonard has made the shortlist for the 2010 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, which aims to reward the contemporary photographer who has made the most significant contribution (exhibition or publication) to the medium of photography in Europe in the previous year. Leonard was nominated for her retrospective, “Zoe Leonard: Photographs,” at Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne. Initiated by Fotomuseum Winterthur, the exhibition recently extended through March 7 at MOMOK in Vienna. Leonard is joined on the shortlist by Anna Fox (honored for her exhibition, “Cockroach Diaries & Other Stories,” at Ffotogallery), Sophie Ristelhueber (for her retrospective at the Jeu de Paume), and Donovan Wylie (for his exhibition MAZE 2007/8 at Belfast Exposed). The work of the four shortlisted artists went on view last Friday in an exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, where it will remain through April 18 before traveling to C/O Berlin and Deutsche Börse headquarters in Frankfurt. The winner, to be announced next month, will receive £30,000 (approximately $46,000 at current exchange rates). Established in 1996, the prize has previously been awarded to the likes of Paul Graham, Walid Raad, and Robert Adams.
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