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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 Japan Award. This award is open to Japanese photographers under…

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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 from some of the other…

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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 guests – Prix Pictet Space will now tour…

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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 from a distance of 30.3 km. The camera is…

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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 by Sir David King, praised the outstanding quality of the…

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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 at Les Rencontres d’Arles from Prix Pictet…

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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 overpopulation, territorial dispute, air pollution, cyber space, wind borne diseases,…

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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 after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and made…

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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 Pollock Prize carries a cash award of $50… Source

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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 of photography, its ability to carry a message. Communication has…

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