"Calle condenses the entirety of her intriguing life down to a pack of cards": Deutsche Börse Photography Prize — Reviewed

for The Double Negative
A photo of a young black man, seated, wearing a soft grey cotton tracksuit.
Dana Lixenberg, Toussaint, 1993.

The annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is genuinely one of my favourite shows of the year. It’s always exciting to see where the medium is going. My article rounds up this year’s nominees, including; Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, and Sophie Calle.

Some of Calle’s pieces took years to create or conceive, others were never intended to be shown in public; candid extracts from her mother’s diaries, a text message from the stranger who now owns her father’s old phone number, a photo of Souris [her pet cat] lying shrouded in a miniature coffin.

The article, "Calle condenses the entirety of her intriguing life down to a pack of cards": Deutsche Börse Photography Prize — Reviewed, is now up on The Double Negative.