Duncan Campbell has won the controversial Turner Prize. The winning piece was an essay film which features African art, the Irish Republican Army, dance and Marxism. Campbell's work alongside the other finalists will be exhibited at Tate Britain until January 2015.

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Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor presented Campbell with the prize. Campbell will receive £25 000 as the winner, whilst runners up James Richards , Tris Vonna-Michell and Ciara Phillips will receive a prize of £5 000.

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Turner Prize shortlist, Tate Britain, London, Britain - 29 Sep 2014 The Screen, 2013 by James Richards


Turner Prize shortlist, Tate Britain, London, Britain - 29 Sep 2014 Things Shared by Ciara Phillips

Campbell said: "The economics of what I do are not as great as say, a painter, so it does make a difference in terms of me being able to do what I do."

His work focuses on power structures and he examines the relationship between Britain and Ireland.

It For Others,  Campbell's winning piece includes footage of a 1971 image of Joe McCann, sometimes called "the Che Guevara of the IRA", to portray how images can be turned into commodities of mass culture.

McCann, was shot dead by British soldiers months after the image was taken, became part of pop culture as his image was emblazoned on T-shirts and Christmas stockings.

Chair of this year's jury Penelope Curtis, the director of Tate Britain commented: "He always takes serious questions... but then what he does is treat them in quite an unusual way and this film is even more unusual than some of his earlier works. It's a work that really does repay sustained attention."

The Turner prize celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, with previous winners including Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Laure Prouvost.