The 2017 selection not only pays tribute to established photographic narratives but also honours experimental and conceptual approaches in documentary, landscape and portrait photography. All four finalists are concerned with issues such as truth versus fiction, what is certain or uncertain, what distinguishes the real from the ideal, or the relationship between observing and being observed.
The 2017 finalists are Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and the artist duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. Their works will be on view at the Photographers' Gallery in London from 3 March to 11 June 2017 before coming to the MMK 3 of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is awarded annually to a contemporary photo artist who can be of any nationality, and who in the preceding year has made a significant contribution to photography in the form of an exhibition or publication in Europe. One of the world's most prestigious photography prizes, it calls attention to pioneering tendencies in contemporary photography and features the artists whose works help shape the current international photography scene. The winner of this year's prize is Dana Lixenberg.