Film of woman's grief after cop shot boyfriend shortlisted for Turner Prize

Artist Luke Willis Thompson, 30, captured Diamond Reynolds in black and white.

In July 2016, she broadcast live on Facebook the moments after her partner Philando Castile was shot during a traffic stop in Minnesota, US.

Willis Thompson's work is described as a "deeply affecting study of grief" which "addresses representations of race and police violence".


Three of the four shortlisted artists use film. One was shot on an iPhone.

An exhibition of work by the artists will be staged at Tate Britain from September 25 and the winner of the prize, famous for catapulting artworks such as a huge sculpture of buttocks and an unmade bed into the spotlight, will be announced in December.

Tate Britain director Alex Farquharson said: "This year's jury has chosen an outstanding group of artists, all of whom are tackling the most pressing political and humanitarian issues of today."


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