Artist Duo Wins 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

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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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