The annual Deutsche Borse Photography Prize rewards a contemporary photographer who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe in the previous year. Anna Fox is one of the four shortlisted photographers.
Fox is nominated for her exhibition Cockroach Diary & Other Stories. Her work examines the "simultaneously mundane and bizarre aspects of British life".
Her work also includes Gifts from the Cats, from her 2000-2003 series Notes from Home.
Sophie Ristelhueber is also in the running for the £30,000 prize, which was originally set up in 1996 by The Photographers' Gallery, in London, to promote the best of contemporary photography.
French photographer Ristelhueber is nominated for her retrospective, Sophie Ristelhueber, which was shown at the Jeu de Paume, Paris last year.
For over 25 years, Ristelhueber has used the medium to examine the impact of human conflict on architecture and landscape in places such as Bosnia, France, Iraq, Lebanon and Kuwait.
Zoe Leonard is nominated for her retrospective exhibition, Zoe Leonard: Photographs, at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
Her photographs include the distinct border of the negative, as well as dust and scratches from the developing process, and is also a commentary on photography itself.
In her series Analogue (1998 - 2009), Leonard tracks the disappearance of photography's unique language in the face of the digital age.
British photographer Donovan Wylie, who is concerned with post-conflict Northern Ireland, is nominated for his exhibition, MAZE 2007/8 at Belfast Exposed.
Wylie documented the fabric and structure of the infamous Maze prison, which became a symbol for the conflict, and its subsequent demolition in 2006.
The Deutsche Borse Photography Prize exhibition runs at the Photographers' Gallery until 18 April 2010. The winner will be announced on 17 March.
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