Artist Duo Wins 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
21 Feb 2017 - 10:00
Michaelis School of Fine Art alumni Mikhael Subotzky and British artist Patrick Waterhouse won the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
The duo shared the prize of £30,000 (around $46,150) for their book, Ponte City, which documents the rise and fall of Africa’s tallest residential skyscraper. The artists began photographing the iconic 54-story Johannesburg landmark in 2008. The building was originally conceived for the white elite under apartheid rule but gradually became a hub for gangs and violent crimes.