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Provider: The Guardian
Categories: World & Regional

This year’s Deutsche Börse prize shortlist is fascinating – but is it photography? | Sean O’Hagan

If the past year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize was underwhelming, its successor is unapologetically esoteric. The four artists shortlisted for 2021 are Poulomi Basu, Alejandro Cartagena, Cao Fei and Zineb Sedira. The Deutsche Börse prize “recognises artists and projects deemed to have made the most significant contribution to photography over the previous 12 months”. Within that elastic remit, though, this shortlist is random, even by past standards.