press release

From a list of over 80 nominations, the Jury has selected four finalists whose work has made a significant contribution to the medium of photography in the past year. This year the shortlist of Robert Adams, Peter Fraser, David Goldblatt and Joel Sternfeld brings together a group of photographers whose influence resonates through contemporary practice.

Now in its eighth year, the Prize has become one of the most prestigious international arts awards. Past winners of this £20,000 Prize include Richard Billingham, Andreas Gursky, Boris Mikhailov and Rineke Dijkstra. In 2003, Juergen Teller, one of the most successful photographers of the last decade, won for his collection of work, Märchenstüberl.

"The jury of the Citigroup Photography Prize 2004 have chosen the work of four photographers who may not be well-known to the general public, but have been some of the most influential artists working in documentary photography.

Over the last 30 years Robert Adams, Peter Fraser, David Goldblatt and Joel Sternfeld have made important bodies of work that have been a major influence on generations of photographers who came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. They are in many respects ‘photographers’ photographers’ who have not yet received the public recognition that their influence or work warrants."

Paul Wombell Director of The Photographers’ Gallery

Citigroup Staff Events

The Photographers' Gallery and Citigroup have been fortunate in being granted an Arts & Business New Partners' award of £10,000 to build on their existing partnership for The Citigroup Photography Prize 2004. The Award has been put towards creating a staff photography competition for Citigroup employees on the theme 'People at Work'. The competition will be supported by talks at the Citigroup Offices at Canary Wharf and result in an exhibition of the shortlisted entries. The First Prize has been generously donated by Canon (UK) Ltd.


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Citigroup Photography Prize 2004

Winner: Joel Sternfeld
Shortlist: Robert Adams, Peter Fraser, David Goldblatt