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Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Abbas Kiarostami – a friend of the Prix Pictet from its launch in 2008, and a member of our original jury for the cycle of Water. The award Award-winning Iranian film director has died in Paris aged 76. Kiarostami stayed in Iran …

Gideon Mendel wins Pollock-Krasna Foundation Prize

Gideon Mendel wins Pollock-Krasna Foundation Prize

Disorder shortlisted photographer Gideon Mendel has been awarded the inaugural Prize for Creativity by the Pollock-Krasna Foundation. The mandate of the new award is to “honour an outstanding artist whose work embodies high creative standards and exemplifies the impact of art on individuals and society. Given on a yearly basis, the …

Kofi Annan interviewed in Le Temps by Caroline Stevan

Kofi Annan interviewed in Le Temps by Caroline Stevan

Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, Kofi Annan, was recently interview by the Swiss newspaper Le Temps. In the interview he discusses his relationship with images and the role of artists and his hope that youth can play a key role in changing the world. “I’ve always appreciated the impact …

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. …