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Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Untitled from a shimmer of possibility, 2007

Four photographers have been shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. The 30,000 prize rewards a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium.

Untitled from a shimmer of possibility, 2007

Paul Graham is nominated for his publication A Shimmer of Possibility, comprising of 12 individual volumes of photographic short stories of life in contemporary America.

Central Park, New York, 1982

US photographer Tod Papageorge is nominated for the exhibition Passing Through Eden - Photographs of Central Park, which was exhibited at Michael Hoppen Gallery, in London, last year.

Central Park, New York, 1982

Papageorge's black and white images of Manhattan's Central Park, taken between 1969 and 1991, offer "an urban version of the Garden of Eden".

Detail from Material for a film (2004 - ongoing), multimedia installation. Italian Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice.

Emily Jacir's installation Material for a Film was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and documents the assassination of the Palestinian intellectual Wael Zuwaiter by Israeli agents in Rome in 1972.

Detail from Material for a film (2004 - ongoing), multimedia installation. Italian Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice.

Jacir uses photographs, objects, texts and interviews in her installation, described as "intensely personal and deeply political".

Playboy, Braille Edition Playboy Enterprises, Inc. New York, New York

Taryn Simon's solo exhibition An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar was shown at The Photographers' Gallery, London, in 2007. Her works "reflect on and reveal a national identity".

White Tiger (Kenny), Selective Inbreeding, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Foundation, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The winner will be announced at a special ceremony on Wednesday at The Photographers' Gallery, London.



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