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Annette Kelm Wins Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography

Annette Kelm has won the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography, given by the city of Graz in Austria. In a press release, the award’s organizers spoke of being impressed by her persistence” in making pictures, which has always drawn on her cultural environment—people, objects, artifacts never assume the function of pure indices, but rather become independent arrangements.” She will win a cash award of around 16,500 dollars.

Kelm, who lives and works in Berlin, has seen her work appear in venues including MoMA in New York; the Städel Museum, Frankfurt / Main; and the Kunsthalle Zurich. Her work is in the Pompidou and Tate Modern, among other institutions, and she participated in the twelfth Istanbul Biennial and the fifty-fourth Venice Biennale. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit will feature a solo show of her work, curated by Jens Hoffman, in 2016.