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Photographer Ristelhueber wins Deutsche Borse prize

Ristelhueber explores the impact of human conflict

French photographer Sophie Ristelhueber has won this year's Deutsche Borse Photography prize.

Ristelhueber won for her retrospective exhibition which was shown at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, last year.

For the past 25 years, Ristelhueber has examined the impact of human conflict upon architecture and landscape in places such as Bosnia and Iraq.

She was awarded the £30,000 prize at The Photographer's Gallery, in London, by film director Terry Gilliam.

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

Urgent issues

The other shortlisted photographers - Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard and Donovan Wylie - each received £3,000.

Brett Rogers, non-voting chair of the jury and director of The Photographers' Gallery said, on behalf of the jury: "Sophie Ristelhueber's fragmented images explore the terrain of the real and imagined, addressing urgent issues of trauma, loss, memory and conflict.

"Devoid of drama, her surgically precise images, radically installed, push the boundaries of the photographic medium."

All the shortlisted works are on show at The Photographers' Gallery in London until 18 April.

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