Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Boy with Gun, from People in Trouble, 2011, 2013.
The duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarinis are one of four artists who are shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013. Their limited edition book physically inhabits the pages of Bertolt Brecht's publication War Primer (1955). In the original, Brecht matched WWII newspaper clippings with short poems that sought to demystify press images, which he referred to as hieroglyphics. In War Primer 2 Broomberg & Chanarin choose to focus on the ‘War on Terror’; sifting through the internet for low resolution screen-grabs and mobile phone images, the artists then combined them to resonate with Brecht's poems. Through this layering of photographic history, Broomberg & Chanarin offer a critique of photographs of contemporary conflict and their dissemination—a theme that has been at the centre of their practice for fifteen years.
The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 are the artist duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mishka Henner, Chris Killip and Cristina De Middel. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013 is presented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London. The annual award of £30,000 rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which has significantly contributed to photography in Europe between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012.
Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Photographic print on fibre based paper
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
Price: £500 ex VAT
This limited edition Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin print is available at The Photographers' Gallery