The annual Deutsche Borse Photography Prize awards a pot full of money to the photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography over the previous year.
This year's shortlist of four artists consists of:
French photographer Mathieu Asselin, who has been nominated for Monsanto -- a meticulous investigation into the biotechnology company Monsanto, depicting the devastating human, ecological and economical impact that their policies have visited on Vietnam.
Polish photographer Rafal Milach, who has been nominated for Refusal -- an exploration of governmental control and mechanisms of propaganda in post-Soviet countries such as Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Poland.
Swiss photographer Batia Suter, who has been nominated for Parallel Encyclopedia #2.
New Zealand photographer Luke Willis Thompson, who has been nominated for Autoportrait -- a 35mm silent film about Diamond Reynolds, who used Facebook to broadcast the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of her partner by a police officer in Minnesota.
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