Hope opens in Verona

The Comune di Verona is delighted to welcome the Prix Pictet to the Palazzo della Gran Guardia from 18 February to 24 March 2021. Having previously exhibited in Milan, Rome and Turin, the Prix Pictet comes to Verona for the first time in a large-scale show of Hope, the eighth cycle of the award. The twelve shortlisted photographers in the…

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The ninth theme is Fire

Prix Pictet announces ‘Fire’ as the theme for the ninth cycle of the award. As Chair Stephen Barber explains, the choice of theme is timely. “Fire has hardly been out of the news since the inferno that consumed Notre Dame in Paris in early 2019. We have seen record rainforest blazes in the Amazon, forest and bush fires in Australia…

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Hope opens at EPFL ArtLab, Lausanne

The exhibition Hope, featuring the work of 12 shortlisted Prix Pictet artists, is now on view at the newly reopened EPFL ArtLab in Lausanne, Switzerland. With a focus on the intersection of art, science, and technology, ArtLab has deviated from its usual programming to welcome Hope, the second Prix Pictet exhibition to be held in the magnificent Pavilion B. The…

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Revisit Hope at the V&A in virtual reality

Explore the exhibition in full virtual reality For the past 12 years, the Prix Pictet has participated in the opening ceremony of Les Rencontres d’Arles, scheduled to take place in the first week of July and regretfully, this year, postponed. To mark this event, and as we wait in anticipation for Prix Pictet Hope to resume its global tour, we…

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The Prix Pictet launches new Guardian series

In June the Prix Pictet launched a special commission series in collaboration with The Guardian in which four shortlisted photographers present their personal response to the coronavirus crisis. Nadav Kander, Rena Effendi, Rinko Kawauchi and Alexia Webster, all photographers who have been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet over the last decade, present their recent work in a weekly picture essay……

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Prix Pictet launches new podcast: A lens on sustainability

The Prix Pictet today launches its first podcast series entitled, Prix Pictet: A lens on sustainability. This series consists of five initial episodes where leading global creators, thinkers and photographers discuss photography and sustainability within the themes explored in Prix Pictet. Each episode approaches its selected theme with a photographer, an on-location interview… Source

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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 Prix Pictet, and features work by 12 artists from 8…

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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 Pictet, Stephen Barber, said, ‘Apart from being a statesman of…

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