Finnish Esko Männikkö Wins ‘Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008’

Photo by Esko Männikkö

Esko Männikkö of Finland has won the “Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008,” awarded annually to an international photographer who has made a significant contribution to the medium during the past year.

Männikkö received his £30,000 ($60,500) prize during a ceremony last Wednesday, March 5. He won the honors for his recent retrospective Cocktails 1990 – 2007 held from September 1 to November 4, 2007 at Millesgarden, Stockholm, Sweden.

The other shortlisted photographers in this year’s Prize, each awarded £3,000, are: John Davies of the UK, Jacob Holdt of Denmark and Fazal Sheikh of the USA.

The works of all four finalists are on display at The Photographers’ Gallery in London through April 6.


Published by Chris Malinao

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