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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 …

From Amsterdam to Arles and on…

From Amsterdam to Arles and on…

With the Power exhibition running at Huis Marseilles, Amsterdam until 16 June the Prix Pictet is gearing up for a busy summer with openings to come at the Beirut Exhibition Center in June, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in July and Westbau, Löwenbräu Art Complex Zurich in September. In addition, there  will be an …

Prix Pictet featured in Swiss publication L’Hebdo

Prix Pictet featured in Swiss publication L’Hebdo

Prix Pictet Power was featured in the Swiss Newspaper L’Hebdo, in an article which contained a commentary on their preferred works from the shortlist. Click the link below to view the full article.

Evening Standard gives Prix Pictet 5 Star Review

Evening Standard gives Prix Pictet 5 Star Review

The Evening Standard gave the Prix Pictet launch a glowing review in an edition published last week. Stating that the work was of an ‘astonishingly high standard’ and commenting that the 12 photographers of the shortlist serve as a ‘reminder of the continuing significance of documentary photographers worldwide’. The show …