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Anna Fox shortlisted for Deutsche Börse award

Wed, 20th Jan, 2010

Impressions Gallery is delighted to announce that artist Anna Fox has been shortlisted for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2010.

She was nominated for her exhibition Cockroach Diary & other stories, which was commissioned by Impressions and premiered there in 2008 before touring to Winchester Gallery and Ffotogallery in Cardiff.  Fox is one of four artists to be shortlisted for the annual award, which rewards a living photographer of any nationality who has made an outstanding contribution to photography in Europe.

The Photographers' Gallery curator Stephanie Braun introduces this year's four nominees:



The four shortlisted artists (Anna Fox, Zoe Leonard, Sophie Ristelhueber and Donovan Wylie) will have their work shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London from 12 February to 2 May 2010, and later in Berlin and Frankfurt. The winner, who will receive £30,000, will be announced at a special ceremony on 17 March.

More about Cockroach Diary & other stories

Cockroach Diary & other stories
is Fox’s first major survey show and brings together a number of photographic works spanning 25 years. Her often autobiographical and darkly comic images demonstrate a fascination for both the ordinary and the bizarre in British life.

Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery and curator of Cockroach Diary & other stories, said ‘Anna is one of the most significant photographers working in Britain since the1980s, and I am delighted that her contribution has been recognised by this prestigious award. Her nomination reflects the international reputation of the Gallery and the significant role that Impressions plays at the forefront of photography’.

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'Cockroach Diary & other stories', installation view

'Cockroach Diary & other stories', installation view