Finnish photographer Esko Mannikko has been awarded
the 2008 Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize. Mannikko won the prize for
his retrospective "Cocktails 1990–2007," which ran at Millesgarden
gallery in Stockholm, Sweden, from September 1 to November 4, 2007.
Other shortlisted photographers were John Davies, Jacob Holdt, and Fazal
The prize honors a contemporary photographer who
has made the most significant tangible contribution, defined as either
an exhibition or publication, to the medium in Europe in the past year.
Originally created in 1996 by the Photographers' Gallery in London, it
has been sponsored by the Deutsche Boerse since 2005. The winner
receives £30,000 (U.S. $60,000).
The exhibition in tandem with the prize can be viewed at the
Photographers' Gallery until April 6, after which it will travel to the
photography forum C/O Berlin and the Deutsche Boerse Group headquarters