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Revisit Hope at the V&A in virtual reality 

For several years, the Prix Pictet has been invited to participate in the opening week of Les Rencontres d’Arles, scheduled to take place in the first week of July and regretfully, this year, postponed. To mark this event, and as we wait in anticipation for Prix Pictet Hope to resume its global tour, we invite you to explore the exhibition in virtual reality.

The exhibition showcases the work of the 12 artists shortlisted for the eighth cycle of the prize, as shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in November 2019. It also features short, filmed interviews with each artist.

Click here to explore the virtual exhibition

The next leg of the worldwide tour will be announced soon.



In a ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali was presented with the Eighth Prix Pictet for her series Ça va aller (it will be ok) on this cycle’s theme of Hope. Her winning series presents photographs taken three weeks after the terrorist attacks in Grand Bassam on Sunday 13th March, 2016. Choumali said ‘This work is a way to address the way Ivorian people deal with trauma and mental health. Each stitch was a way to recover, to lay down the emotions, the loneliness, and mixed feelings I felt. Adding embroidery on these street photographs was an act of channelling hope and resilience.’

An independent jury, chaired by Sir David King, selected Joana Choumali for the CHF 100,000 (£78,000) prize from a shortlist of twelve. An exhibition of work from the shortlisted portfolios has now embarked on a global tour.