News and events


Ambika P3 hosts prestigious photography prize

27 April 2011

The University of Westminster’s innovative art space, Ambika P3, last night hosted the 15th annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. American photographer Jim Goldberg walked away with the £30,000 prize for his exhibition Open See.

The internationally acclaimed Deutsche Börse Photography Prize was founded in 1996 and is administered by The Photographers’ Gallery to a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to photography in Europe in the past year. It is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of photography.

Supported by the Ambika Paul Foundation, Ambika P3 has been conceived as a laboratory and meeting place for practitioners, industry and academia, aimed at both specialist and general public enthusiasm for architecture, design, media, fashion and visual and performing arts. It has recently hosted a number of acclaimed exhibitions including Vertical Works by Anthony McCall, the Kinetica Art Fair and numerous catwalk shows during London Fashion Week.

Open See documents the experiences of refugees and immigrants travelling from war-torn countries to make new lives in Europe. The other shortlisted photographers - Thomas Demand, Roe Ethridge and Elad Lassry - each received £3,000.

All the shortlisted works from the prize will be shown at Ambika P3 on the University of Westminster’s Marylebone campus until Sunday 1 May 2011 and entry is free.


For further information please contact: ","sans-serif";">

Sarah Evans-Toyne, Melanie Bradley or Lianne Robinson
Broadgate Mainland
Email: [email protected]","sans-serif";">","sans-serif";">
Telephone: +44(0) 20 7726 6111

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

For the media

For the media

Here we hope you find everything you will need to research, write and publish your story or blog post.