Esko MÃ¤nnikkÃ¶ of Finland has won the â€œDeutsche BÃ¶rse Photography Prize 2008,â€ awarded annually to an international photographer who has made a significant contribution to the medium during the past year.
MÃ¤nnikkÃ¶ received his Â£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 yearâ€™s Prize, each awarded Â£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 Photographersâ€™ Gallery in London through April 6.