Artist Duo Wins 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize


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.

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