Back in November we got to know this year´s shortlist to the always surprising DB Photography prize. And just early on this week the Photographer´s gallery announced this year´s winners: Broomberg & Chanarin for War Primer 2.
The London-based duo of artists, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have both been awarded for their publication War Primer 2 (MACK, 2012), a book that physically inhabits the pages of Bertold Brecht’s remarkable 1955 publication War Primer. Brecht’s photo-essay comprises 85 images, photographic fragments or collected newspaper clippings, that were placed next to a four-line poem, called ‘photo-epigrams’. Broomberg and Chanarin layered Google search results for the poems over Brecht’s originals.
Some of those essays have been exposed with the other 3 nominees @ The Photographer´s Gallery since last April, and with only 2 more weeks to go until the expo finishes we think this possibly the best way to discover their limited edition book. You can always go for their free app if not in London.