UK photographer John Stezaker has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012.

The competition aims to reward a photographer who has made a significant contribution, in exhibition or publication format, to photography in Europe between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011.

Stezaker was shortlisted for his exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London earlier this year.

The other nominees are: Pieter Hugo (South Africa); Rinko Kawauchi (Japan); and Christopher Williams (USA).

John Stezaker image

Picture: Marriage (Film Portrait Collage) XLIII, 2007, Courtesy of the artist [John Stezaker] and The Approach, London