Samuel Fosso has been awarded the 2023 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, for his solo retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, November 2021 – March 2022.
Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation comments:
“Huge congratulations to Samuel. I am delighted that with this year’s Prize we are
celebrating the importance of his retrospective at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. The curation of the retrospective opened up new perspectives, allowing many more people to discover his work for the first time; and thrilled and surprised those who felt they already knew it. Through the retrospective we were able to see his work differently and gain a much deeper understanding of the relevance of his practice today."
“Winning this prestigious prize, recognised as one of the most important in the field of
photography, means that my work is recognised by the artistic community. This
recognition is very important to me. I feel a lot of joy and pride.”
For more information see The Photographers Gallery, and the British Journal of Photography.