Open Eye on Prize Short-List

Well done to Open Eye.
Via liverpool08.com

Prize Coup for Liverpool Photography Gallery
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, is celebrating after two of its recent UK premiere exhibitions, have been short-listed for a major international photography prize.

The acclaimed photographers, Alec Soth and Yto Barrada, are two of a final four to have been short-listed for the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 for their exhibitions ‘Sleeping by the Mississippi’ and ‘A Life Full of Holes – the Strait Project’ respectively.

‘Sleeping by the Mississippi’, by Alec Soth, features large format colour photographs taken along the route of the Mississippi to Louisiana. ‘A Life Full of Holes – The Strait Project’, by Yto Barrada, highlights the issues of illegal immigration through images taken in Tangier, Morocco.

The award will be judged by a panel of international experts and announced during a special awards ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery, London on 22 March 2006.