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Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016 shortlist announced

Identity, migration, surveillance and loss are the key themes of the 2016 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, which encompasses projects on the surveillance state and drone warfare to the women that took part in the Arab Spring. The shortlisted artists have been nominated for the following projects: Laura El-Tantawy, born in 1980, and who identifies as British-Egyptian, was nominated for her self-published photobook In the Shadow of the Pyramids (2015). In images that span from 2005 to 2014, this project depicts the atmosphere and rising tensions in Cairo in the events leading to and during the January revolution in Tahrir Square between 2011 and 2013. El-Tantawy grew up between Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the US. In the Shadow of the Pyramids explores parallel narratives of her own family’s history with the search for identity of a troubled nation. She combines old family photographs and her own witness accounts with portraits of protestors and streets scenes that expresses the violence and euphoria of the crowds. Erik Kessels, born in 1966 in The Netherlands, was nominated for his exhibition Unfinished Father at Fotografia Europea, …


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