The paradoxical theme of Growth proved to be a rich source of inspiration to the artists and nominators of the third cycle of the Prix Pictet. Over 450 nominated artists submitted many outstanding images that communicated powerful messages about the devastating impact of unsustainable human enterprise. After much debate the independent jury shortlisted twelve artists from eight different countries.
In shortlisting these photographers, inevitably some remarkable individual images from other contributors were excluded. This book brings together these photographs and, in doing so, presents a haunting testament to the consequences of a headlong dash for growth. Taken together the showcased images constitute a compelling call for action. As Kofi Annan, the Prix Pictet’s Honorary President has said, “these images deepen our understanding of the changes taking place in our world, raise public awareness of the scale of the threat we face and the urgency of taking preventative action.”
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