Friday, May 8, 2015

Deutsche Börse Prize 2015, The Photographers' Gallery, review: ''stylish and fresh"

By Florence Waters
Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City from Yeoville Ridge, 2008 Photo: Mikhael Subotzky / Patrick Waterhouse
UNITED KINGDOM---Never mind that you’ve probably never heard of the names on this year’s Deutsche Börse shortlist, it’s the most exciting year I’ve seen in over a decade. Artists Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse (above) tell a fascinating riches-to-rags story of Africa’s tallest residential high-rise. Johannesburg’s Ponte City once housed desirable light-filled apartments for white elite only; now it’s notorious for sheltering drug dens and immigrants from all over Africa.  [link]

Friday to 7 June; winner announced 28 May. Photographer’s Gallery,