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Cyclone Aila

Cyclone Aila

The devastation caused by Cyclone Aila in the district of Satkhira, south-west Bangladesh, has left villages flooded with saline water and at increased risk of waterborne diseases. It’s now feared that salt water from the tidal surge that followed the cyclone will contaminate non-saline surface water, which is crucial for …

Further destinations for the Prix Pictet World Tour

Further destinations for the Prix Pictet World Tour

We are delighted to announce that the Prix Pictet Earth exhibition is currently showing at the Moscow House of Photography (from the 27 May – 27 June 2010), The exhibition will then tour to Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin (30 June – 19 July 2010), Forma, Milan (10 October – 17 October …

Prix Pictet Earth

Prix Pictet Earth

Prix Pictet Earth was launched on Wednesday 11 March 2009 at the opening of the exhibition of photographs produced by Munem Wasif for the Prix Pictet Water Commission Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh at the Mall Galleries, London. The theme for the second Prix Pictet was Earth. …

Prix Pictet Water in Hong Kong

Prix Pictet Water in Hong Kong

Another international destination has been secured as part of the Prix Pictet Water tour; Hong Kong is its next step. A selection of the shortlisted images will be presented from 12 to 19 March 2009 at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. The international tour will then continue in April with …

Munem Wasif, Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh

Munem Wasif, Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh

In 2008 Pictet & Cie supported the UK charity WaterAid, which manages projects in the developing world that help communities gain access to clean, safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. In addition to the prestigious CH100,000 award, the Partners of Pictet & Cie commissioned one of the shortlisted photographers – …

Prix Pictet Water Around the World

Prix Pictet Water Around the World

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, 21st April to 29th May 2009. The complete exhibition of the Prix Pictet Water Shortlist travelled to Eindhoven – this was the first occasion where all the photographs were displayed after the main exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo exhibition in October, 2008. Dresden, 22nd …

Prix Pictet Water Tour Continues

Prix Pictet Water Tour Continues

The Prix Pictet Shortlist 2008 exhibition opens at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, as part of Water 1, the first photography exhibition from the series “The Four Elements of Nature and Man”

Water – Book Available Online

Water – Book Available Online

Water, a book length survey of the inaugural Prix Pictet, is available to buy online from international publishing house teNeues.

Prix Pictet at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

Prix Pictet at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography

Curated by Gabriel Bauret and Vangelis Ioakimidis, Water was presented in collaboration with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. A selection of 50 works from the Prix Pictet Water Shortlist was exhibited and more than 15,000 people visited the show over a period of three months.

DIFC Governor Welcomes the Prix

DIFC Governor Welcomes the Prix

Speaking at the opening of the Prix Pictet exhibiton in Dubai HE Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) said, “We are pleased to extend our support to the Prix Pictet as part of our commitment to sustainability, which is at the core of socially …

Munem Wasif is commissioned to record WaterAid’s Chittagong Hill Tracts Project

Munem Wasif is commissioned to record WaterAid’s Chittagong Hill Tracts Project

Ivan Pictet, speaking at the award ceremony, announced that Munem Wasif, one of the photographers shortlisted for Prix Pictet Water, will be awarded the commission to document WaterAid’s Chittagong Hill Tracts Project in Bangladesh which is supported by Pictet & Cie. The partners of Pictet & Cie have agreed to …

Benoit Aquin wins Prix Pictet Water

Benoit Aquin wins Prix Pictet Water

Speaking at the opening of the Prix Pictet Water exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on 30 October 2008, Kofi Annan, Nobel Laureate and Former Secretary General of the United Nations, announced the winner of the inaugural Prix Pictet as Canadian photographer Benoit Aquin. The series of photographs …

Water Commission

Water Commission

The Pictet Group has announced its support for the Chittagong Hill Tracts Project in Bangladesh, and will commission one of the shortlisted artists to document the scheme. This Water Aid managed project aims to get clean drinking water to the inhabitants of Chittagong through innovative irrigation methods. To ensure the …

Water Tour Begins

Water Tour Begins

The Prix Pictet team has secured one of the major gallery spaces at the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) as the first destination for the exhibition tour. The Prix Pictet exhibition will be at the DIFC throughout November during which time it will coincide with the meeting of the World …

Trophy Unveiled

Trophy Unveiled

The winner of the Prix Pictet Water will be awarded with a specially commissioned trophy. Each year an artist will be invited to create a trophy that responds in some way to the pace where the award will be presented. Designed by London based jewellery designer, Vicki Ambery-Smith, the 2008 …

Prix Pictet Water Shortlist Announced

Prix Pictet Water Shortlist Announced

The Independent Jury of the Prix Pictet is delighted to announce the Water Shortlist. From an exceptional field of over 200 photographers from 43 countries, the judges have shortlisted 18 photographers who have produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicate messages of urgent global significance. The shortlisted artists are: …

Brundtland applauds the Prix

Brundtland applauds the Prix

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change, gave the keynote address at an evening reception to launch Prix Pictet in London on 29 April 2008. Dr Brundtland, author of the groundbreaking 1987 UN report on sustainable development, said  “It is urgent that we help create a …

Kofi Annan to be Prix Pictet Honorary President

Kofi Annan to be Prix Pictet Honorary President

Kofi Annan, the President of Global Humanitarian Forum and Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, will be the Honorary President of the Prix Pictet. Commenting on the issue that lies at the heart of the Prix, Kofi Annan said: “Climate change is not just an environmental issue, as too many …

Dr Brundtland to give keynote address

Dr Brundtland to give keynote address

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change will deliver the keynote address at the launch of the Prix Pictet in London on 29 April 2008. A trained medical doctor, in 1981, at 41 years old, Dr Brundtland was appointed Prime Minister of Norway for the first …

Orta installation at the Prix Pictet launch

Orta installation at the Prix Pictet launch

The artist Lucy Orta will present a new installation, ‘OrtaWater Life Line Dwelling’ at the launch of the Prix Pictet on 29 April 2008. OrtaWater, by the artists Lucy + Jorge Orta, focuses on the general scarcity of water and issues surrounding the privatization and corporate control affecting access to …