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Power: The Fourth Prix Pictet Shortlist

Power: The Fourth Prix Pictet Shortlist

The names of twelve photographers shortlisted for the fourth Prix Pictet, Power, were announced last night at Les Rencontres d’Arles, during an evening screening in the Theatre Antique attended by hundreds of photographers, journalists, critics, and gallerists there for the opening events of the global photography festival.

The artists, all with outstanding portfolios, come from ten countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam, and will now prepare their work for the finalists’ exhibition to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in London in October, where on 9 October the winner will be announced by Kofi Annan. The exhibition will then run from 10 – 28 October 2012.

The artists are:

Robert Adams (United States, 1937)
Nominated for series: Turning Back, 1999

Daniel Beltrá (Spain/United States, 1964)
Nominated for series: Spill, 2010

Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France, 1978)
Nominated for series: Périphérique, 2006

Philippe Chancel (France, 1959)
Nominated for series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature, 2011

Edmund Clark (UK, 1963)
Nominated for series: Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, 2009

Carl De Keyzer (Belgium, 1958)
Nominated for series: Moments Before the Flood, 2009-2011

Luc Delahaye (France, 1962)
Nominated for various works: 2008-2011

Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan, 1977)
Nominated for series: Still Life in the Zone, 2010

Jacqueline Hassink (Netherlands, 1966)
Nominated for series: Arab Domains, 2005-2006

An-My Lê (United States/Vietnam, 1961)
Nominated for series: 29 Palms, 2003-2004

Joel Sternfeld (United States, 1944)
Nominated for series: When It Changed, 2007

Guy Tillim (South Africa, 1962)
Nominated for series: Congo Democratic, 1997-2006