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.