The global award in photography and sustainability

Fifth Commission awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán


The theme of the fifth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Consumption. The theme was announced at Les Rencontres d’Arles, before a preview of the photographs Simon Norfolk made in Afghanistan for the Power Commission. The Shortlist of eleven artists was announced at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris on 13 November 2013. The Award Ceremony and Finalists' Exhibition took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in May 2014, at which German photographer Michael Schmidt was announced as the fifth Laureate of the Prix Pictet. The fifth cycle saw additions to our jury of Luc Delahaye, the Laureate for Power, along with the architect Wang Shu, curator Elisabeth Sussman and arts writer for the Financial Times, Peter Aspden.