Artist who ‘reclaims black experience’ wins Deutsche Börse photography prize

Judges praise Deana Lawson’s portraits, which depict familiar domestic scenes containing an unsettling element

An artist whose staged portraits reflect the language of the family photo album has won one of the most prestigious prizes in photography, with judges saying her work “reframes and reclaims the black experience”.

Deana Lawson from Rochester, New York, was awarded the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize 2022 at the Photographers’ Gallery in London for her solo exhibition Centropy, held at Kunsthalle Basel two years ago.

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