Cameroonian-Born photographer Samuel Fosso wins 2023 Deutsche Borse Foundation Prize for his contribution to the Photographic medium in Europe
Cameroonian-Born photographer Samuel Fosso has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation prize 2023. He was awarded the £30,000 prize at the Photographers’ Gallery in London on Thursday, May 11th.
The award was in recognition of Fosso’s retrospective exhibition, Samuel Fosso, at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, which traced a career spanning almost 50 years. The director of the Photographers’ Gallery and chair of the Deutsche Börse jury, praised Fosso’s work for creating “an extraordinary platform for Black voices and artists throughout his career”.
Samuel Fosso (born July 17, 1962) is a Cameroonian-born Nigerian photographer who has worked for most of his career in the Central African Republic.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and The Photographers’ Gallery to a photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the photographic medium in Europe during the past year.