2 July - 23 September 2018
Launched by the Pictet Group in 2008, the Prix Pictet is now regarded as one of the world’s leading photography prizes. To celebrate the achievements of its first ten years, the Prix Pictet and the Rencontres d’Arles present a special exhibition devoted to the seven cycles of the award to date. In its first decade the award has uncovered outstanding photography applied to some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges of our times. Within the broad theme of sustainability, each cycle of the Prix Pictet has a specific theme—the seven themes to date have been Water, Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption, Disorder, and Space. The retrospective exhibition features works from the prize-winning series by the seven Prix Pictet winners – Benoit Aquin, The Chinese Dust Bowl; Valérie Belin, Still Life; Luc Delahaye Various Works, 2008-2011; Mitch Epstein, American Power; Nadav Kander, Yangtze, The Long River; Richard Mosse, Heat Maps; and Michael Schmidt, Lebensmittel. These seven photographers are among the leading artists of their generation. They offer a wide range of approaches to the medium of photography. Together they present a powerful and compelling testament to the fragile state of our world.
Exhibition produced by the Prix Pictet.
In collaboration with the Pictet Group, Prix Pictet Photography Collection.