Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg has beaten fellow finalists Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge and Elad Lassry to win this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Awarded to a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to photography in Europe in the past year, Goldberg received the £30,000 prize for his ongoing project Open See, a series he began in 2003 that documents the experiences of immigrants and displaced peoples in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Now in its 15th year, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is given annually to a photographer of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to European photography within the past year. The finalists for 2011 are:
Ethridge (b. 1969, US) is nominated for his solo exhibition at Les Recontres d’Arles Photography 2010, France.
Goldberg (b. 1953, US) is nominated for his exhibition, Open See, at The Photographers’ Gallery, London
Lassry (b. 1977, Israel) is nominated for his exhibition Elad Lassry at Kunsthalle Zürich.
The winner will be announced on April 26, 2011.