Prix Pictet


The Prix Pictet has been produced and managed by Candlestar since its inception in 2008. In its 12 years, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s most prestigious photography prize. Founded by the Pictet Group, the award aims to harness the power of photography, any form of photography, to draw global attention to critical issues that threaten humanity and the natural world.

For each cycle, a cash prize of 100,000 Swiss francs is presented to the photographer who, in the opinion of the independent jury, has produced a series of work that is both artistically outstanding and presents a compelling narrative related to the theme of the award.

There have been eight cycles of the award to date; Water, Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption, Disorder, Space and Hope.

An exhibition of the photographers shortlisted for each cycle tours globally and has been shown in many major institutions around the world with visitor numbers exceeding 550,000. For each cycle of the Prix Pictet, a book has been published by teNeues and distributed worldwide.


Prix Pictet (eight cycles)


Pictet Group

Our Role

Concept Development
Award Management
Exhibition Design & Curation
Event Planning & Production
Touring Exhibitions Management


Last November, just three years after she began to identify as a conceptual photographer, [Joana] Choumali became the first African photographer to win the Prix Pictet at London’s V&A…Choumali is now rightfully established as one of the premier African photographic artists of her generation

British Journal of Photography

This year’s Prix Pictet exhibition is a characteristically intriguing mix of styles and subjects

The Guardianon Prix Pictet Hope
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