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30,000 prize for UK photographer

Untitled from A Shimmer of Possibility
Graham won for his work A Shimmer of Possibility

British photographer Paul Graham has been awarded the 2009 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, winning £30,000.

Graham, 52, won for his publication, A Shimmer of Possibility, comprising 12 volumes of photographic short stories of life in contemporary America.

Judges praised the "sensitivity, subtlety and complexity" in the work.

The international prize is awarded to a photographer for their work in Europe through either an exhibition or publication over the past year.

Described as a collection of pictures that "manage to draw out something truly profound from the almost nothingness of everyday life", Graham beat three other photographers for the prize.

The other shortlisted artists, Emily Jacir from Kuwait and Americans Tod Papageorge and Taryn Simon were also each awarded £3,000.

All the shortlisted works are on show at The Photographers' Gallery in London until 12 April.

The exhibition will then tour to Berlin in late May and to Frankfurt in the Summer.



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