Josephine Pryde

(1967 -)

Josephine Pryde's work explores the styles, techniques, and functions of photography. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art, London (1985-1986) and Central St. Martins, London, UK (1986-1989). She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2016. She lives and works in London.

Pryde's ongoing series of photographs, Hands "Für Mich", resemble fashion or advertising images. They are closely cropped and focus on the models' upper body and hands, which are touching objects such as phones, computer tablets, driftwood and notebooks. Our attention is drawn to the point at which the body and the object meet and to the gestures the hands perform.