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.

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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.

 

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