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Prix Pictet Hope Exhibition Tour

The exhibition Prix Pictet Hope, showcasing the work of the twelve photographers shortlisted for the Eighth Prix Pictet, is now on its global tour. First showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the exhibition has travelled to Hillside Forum, Tokyo; Luma Westbau, Zurich; and Mouravieff-Apostol House & Museum, Moscow. The next leg of the worldwide tour will be announced soon.


Hope

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.

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