The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is awarded annually to a photographer of any nationality who has made a significant contribution (in either exhibition or publication format) to European photography within the past year. The 2012 finalists for the £30,000 prize are:
Hugo (b.1976, South-Africa) is nominated for his publication Permanent Error, published by Prestel.
Kawauchi (b.1972, Japan) is nominated for her publication Illuminance, published by Kehrer.
Stezaker (b.1949, UK) is nominated for his exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Williams (b. 1956, USA) is nominated for his exhibition Kapitalistischer Realismus at Dùm umìní České Budìjovice, Budweis, Czech Republic.
The winner will be announced next Summer, following an exhibition of selected works by the shortlisted photographers at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.