Mohamed Bourouissa, photographer of the dispossessed, wins Deutsche Börse prize

The French Algerian artist-activist awarded the £30,000 photography prize for an installation first exhibited at a Monoprix supermarket

The French Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa, has won the 2020 Deutsche Börse photography prize for his ambitious installation Free Trade, which was first exhibited across an entire floor of a Monoprix supermarket as part of the Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival last year.

Using photography, video, painting, text, drawing and sculpture, Bourouissa’s work reflects the precarious lives of the marginalised inhabitants of France’s major cities as they find ways to negotiate the market-driven economy.

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