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Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet <em>Hope</em>

Shortlist announced for Prix Pictet Hope

On 4 July 2019, the shortlist of twelve photographers selected for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet was announced during a screening at the Roman Theatre in Arles, to mark the opening of Les Rencontres d’Arles International Photography Festival. The shortlist was announced by Stephen Barber, Chair of the …

Kofi Annan 1938 – 2018

Kofi Annan 1938 – 2018

It was with immense sadness that we learned, on Saturday 18th August, of the death of Kofi Annan. He served as honorary president of the Prix Pictet from its inception in 2008. Commenting on the influence he had on the prize since its early days, the Chairman of the Prix …

The theme for the 8th Prix Pictet has been announced

At a special evening at the Rencontres d’Arles on 5 July the theme for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet was announced. The new theme is Hope. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Prix Pictet, Stephen Barber. The cycle of Prix Pictet Hope will begin now …

Lieko Shiga announced as winner of Prix Pictet Japan Award

Lieko Shiga announced as winner of Prix Pictet Japan Award

Lieko Shiga has been announced as winner of the second Prix Pictet Japan Award. The winner was chosen for her series Blind Date. The prize was awarded on 22 November 2017 at a special ceremony at Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo.  This year marks the second edition of the Prix Pictet …

Prix Pictet Space at Moor House, London

Prix Pictet Space at Moor House, London

A special exhibition is being shown at Moor House, the London headquarters of the Pictet Group. On display is a wide selection of spreads from the Prix Pictet book Space. Space, which is currently available to purchase from teNeues, features work from the twelve shortlisted artists as well as a carefully chosen selection of images …

Space Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

Space Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

Last month saw the Finalists’ Exhibition of Prix Pictet Space – hosted at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The winner of the seventh award was  Richard Mosse, who was awarded the seventh Prix Pictet for his series entitled ‘Heat Maps’. Since its opening the exhibition has been visited by 24,000 …

Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space

Richard Mosse announced as winner of Prix Pictet Space

Last night at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London it was announced that the Irish photographer Richard Mosse had become the winner of the seventh Prix Pictet. His series Heat Maps documents refugee camps and staging sites using an extreme telephoto military grade thermal camera that can detect body heat …

The seventh Prix Pictet shortlist has been announced

The seventh Prix Pictet shortlist has been announced

At a screening event last night at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Prix Pictet Chairman, Stephen Barber, announced the shortlist for the seventh Prix Pictet. The shortlist features work by 12 artists from countries on 3  of the World’s continents. In making their selection, the independent jury, chaired …

Disorder laureate Valérie Belin in discussion with Phillip Prodger

Disorder laureate Valérie Belin in discussion with Phillip Prodger

As part of a special presentation at this years Les Rencontres d’Arles we hosted a discussion between the laureate for Prix Pictet Disorder and Phillip Prodger. The conversation was filmed in full and can be viewed below. Directed by Olivier Koechlin, with executive production by Coïncidence. Valérie Belin in discussion with Phillip Prodger …

Space – the Seventh Prix Pictet 

The theme for the seventh cycle of the Prix Pictet is Space – a theme that offers a wide range of creative possibilities and a strong set of connections to the Prix Pictet’s overriding theme of sustainability. It is a deliberately broad theme that could embrace subjects as diverse as …

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 …

Venues announced for Prix Pictet <i>Disorder</i> global tour

Venues announced for Prix Pictet Disorder global tour

The first venues to host the exhibition for the sixth cycle of the Prix Pictet have now been announced. The Prix Pictet Finalists’ Exhibition opened at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in November, where the winner was announced as French photographer Valérie Belin. The exhibition is currently on …

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 …