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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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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 Galleries. The exhibition was a massive success… Source

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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 display at Somerset House in London, and will…

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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 Life. The choice of the winning series was made by…

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