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Prix Pictet Exhibition Visitor Statistics

Prix Pictet Exhibition Visitor Statistics

With the opening of the Consumption exhibition at Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City, news arrives that over 100,000 people have visited the various Prix Pictet exhibitions in the last six months. The Consumption tour began at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum where 17,990 people visited the exhibition during its short run. …

Disorder unveiled as Sixth Prix Pictet theme

Disorder unveiled as Sixth Prix Pictet theme

The theme of the sixth cycle is Disorder. The announcement was made at a Reception at the Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville in Paris, during the annual Paris Photo photography fair. Stephen Barber, Chairman, Prix Pictet, commenting on the choice of the theme of Disorder, said: “The eternal struggle between order …

Fifth Commission awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán

Fifth Commission awarded to Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán

Colombian photographer Juan Fernando Herrán has been selected by the partners of the Pictet Group for the fifth Prix Pictet Commission, with the theme of Consumption. The Prix Pictet Commission will enable Herrán to produce a series of photographs that will examine material culture and consumption in indigenous communities in …

A Prix Pictet Retrospective in Arles

A Prix Pictet Retrospective in Arles

The Prix Pictet was invited to host a special event at this years Rencontres d’Arles, which contained the work of the four previous laureates of the award – Benoit Aquin (Prix Pictet Water), Nadav Kander (Prix Pictet Earth), and Mitch Epstein (Prix Pictet Growth) and Luc Delahaye (Prix Pictet Power). The work will be displayed at Magasin Électrique, Parc …

Michael Schmidt dies in Berlin

Michael Schmidt dies in Berlin

It was with immense sadness that we learned of the death of Michael Schmidt on Saturday 24 May.  Three days previously Michael was awarded the fifth Prix Pictet for Lebensmittel, his monumental exploration of the food industry. This was the first major international award for a photographer described by the …

Kofi Annan announces Michael Schmidt as winner of fifth Prix Pictet

Kofi Annan announces Michael Schmidt as winner of fifth Prix Pictet

Michael Schmidt was announced as the winner of the fifth Prix Pictet photography prize, selected from a shortlist of eleven.  The winner was chosen for his monumental work Lebensmittel (food stuff) made between 2006 and 2010.  The prize, with a value of 100,000 Swiss Francs (USD$112,500, GBP£66,800, EUR€82,000), is sponsored by …

Prix Pictet Consumption Tour

Prix Pictet Consumption Tour

After the announcement of the winner at the V&A in London on 21 May 2014, the Prix Pictet Consumption will embark on an international tour of exhibitions. The first exhibition will take place at the prestigious Palau Robert of Barcelona. Palau Robert, originally conceived as a private residence, dates from …

Consumption shortlist announced

Consumption shortlist announced

The announcement for the shortlist for Prix Pictet Consumption has been made. At a ceremony at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, 11 artists have been selected. They are;  Adam Bartos (United States), Motoyuki Daifu (Japan), Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Hong Hao (China), Mishka Henner (Belgium), Juan Fernando Herrán (Colombia), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine), Abraham …

Consumption Shortlist Announcement

Consumption Shortlist Announcement

The shortlist for Prix Pictet Consumption will be announced at a special screening event at Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris on 13 November 2013. The announcement will coincide with the opening of Paris Photo. In Arles in July 2013 the Prix Pictet announced an historic partnership with the Victoria and …

Consumption and the V&A

The theme of the fifth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Consumption. The announcement was made at Les Rencontres d’Arles on Thursday 4 July. The award ceremony and finalists’ exhibition will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in May 2014. At the same time it was announced that the sixth …

Prix Pictet at Les Rencontres d’Arles

Prix Pictet at Les Rencontres d’Arles

The first public preview of the images that Simon Norfolk, winner of the fourth Prix Pictet Commission, has made in Afghanistan was the centrepiece of a special evening screening at the Théâtre Antique in Arles. This presentation coincided with the announcement of the theme, Consumption, and Jury for the fifth Cycle …