16 years ago
Tonight on Channel 4, UK for a photo competition one of the entries is of an
3 MINUTE WONDER: DEUTSCHE BORSE PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2006: 7.55pm
Britain's premier photography awards, the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize,
celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. A brilliant series of
photographs, Sleeping by the Mississippi, secures a place on the shortlist
for young American photographer Alec Soth. He makes a journey along the
great river, securing images of people and places which are deeply haunting.
His image of a model airplane builder with a face like a 19th-century Arctic
explorer is perhaps the most memorable single photograph in this year's
exhibition and shortlist.