Each year, the photography world is treated to an in-depth look at four remarkable, and often diverse, artists who have used photography to create outstanding books or exhibitions in the previous year. The big winner of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2009 will be awarded 30,000 GBP (about $42,500). Full details, and more photos from the finalists, can be found here in Lens Culture.
Central Park, New York, 1982 © Tod Papageorge/ Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Untitled from a shimmer of possibility, 2007 © Paul Graham/ Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Detail from Material for a film (2004 - ongoing), multimedia installation. Italian Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice. © Emily Jacir. Courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Hymenoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, PA., Fort Lauderdale, Florida © 2007 Taryn Simon/ Courtesy Steid/Gagosian