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Prix Pictet Artist Talk – Gideon Mendel & Leo Johnson

Prix Pictet Artist Talk – Gideon Mendel & Leo Johnson

On Wednesday 13 January 2016 Disorder shortlisted artist Gideon Mendel spoke with our sustainability advisor Leo Johnson about his series ‘Drowning World’ and the techniques he employs to capture images. The video was filmed at Somerset House, London, as part of the Disorder exhibition which was taking place in the East Wing …

Valérie Belin announced as winner of Sixth Prix Pictet

Valérie Belin announced as winner of Sixth Prix Pictet

Valérie Belin has been announced as the winner of the Sixth Prix Pictet. The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet. The CHF100,000 (£65,000) prize has been awarded to Valérie Belin for her series Still …

Tomoko Kikuchi wins first Prix Pictet Japan Award

Tomoko Kikuchi wins first Prix Pictet Japan Award

Tomoko Kikuchi has been announced as winner of the first Prix Pictet Japan photography prize. She was chosen for her striking series The River. The prize of ¥3,000,000 was made possible following a grant from a Swiss Japanese cultural foundation, given in order to inaugurate a special award in recognition of …

Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet Disorder

Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet Disorder

Last night at a screening at Les Rencontres d’Arles, the Prix Pictet Chairman, Stephen Barber, announced the shortlist for the sixth Prix Pictet. The shortlist features work by 12 artists from 7 countries on 4 continents. In making their selection, the independent jury, chaired by Sir David King, praised the …

Prix Pictet Consumption nominated for Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2015

Prix Pictet Consumption nominated for Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2015

Prix Pictet Consumption has been nominated for the Deutsche Fotobuchpreis 2015. The publication which features the work of the eleven shortlisted artists, alongside other commended work from the theme of Consumption, will be shown amongst the other nominated books and the winners at various exhibitions, nationally and internationally. An estimated 450,000 people visit the exhibitions of …

Jury announced for Sixth Cycle, <em>Disorder</em>

Jury announced for Sixth Cycle, Disorder

For the new cycle four new jurors will join the judging panel. They include the distinguished environmental photographer and 2009 TED Prize laureate Edward Burtynsky, and Nili Goren, Photography Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum. Emmanuelle de L’Ecotais, Curator of Photography at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris …

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 …