Jury & Programme Announced for 4th Prix Pictet Competition
The winner of this year’s Prix Pictet will be announced in London by Honorary President Kofi Annan. The theme of the competition, which will be judged by an internationally recognised panel of experts chaired by Professor Sir David King, is power. The jury is looking for photographs of the highest artistic quality, which most powerfully contribute to public awareness of issues involving sustainability, with a particular focus on the chosen theme. The winner will be named in October. For more information, visit the website below.
Website: Prix Pictet
WORLD’S LEADING PRIZE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY COMES TO LONDON IN 2012
JURY AND PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED FOR FOURTH PRIX PICTET
The winner of the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability, will be announced in London for the first time. The prize for the fourth cycle of the Award will be presented by Honorary President Kofi Annan at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in October 2012.
Each cycle of the award is centred on a distinct theme, and this year it is Power. The Jury look for photographs of the highest artistic quality, which most powerfully contribute to public awareness of issues involving sustainability, with a particular focus on the chosen theme. The fourth Prix Pictet will be judged by an internationally recognised panel of experts chaired by Professor Sir David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford
His fellow Jury members are:
Jan Dalley, Arts editor, Financial Times
Mitch Epstein, Photographer and winner of Third Prix Pictet Growth.
Michael Fried, Art historian, poet and critic.
Loa Haagen Pictet, Art Historian, Curator of the Pictet Collection
Leo Johnson, Independent consultant, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Sustainable Finance Ltd.
Christine Loh, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the independent, non-profit Hong Kong public policy think tank, Civic Exchange
Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
The Calendar of announcements for the fourth Prix Pictet is as follows:
Saturday 12 May 2012
Prix Pictet/Whitechapel Conversations in Contemporary Photography series: Mitch Epstein, winner of Third Prix Pictet Growth, in conversation with Simon Baker, Curator of International Art and Photography, Tate, at Whitechapel Gallery, London
Wednesday 4 July 2012
Announcement of the Shortlist at Les Rencontres d’Arles
Exhibition opens, Saatchi Gallery, London
Winner announced by HE Kofi Annan
Book of the cycle Power published
Mitch Epstein (Winner of Third Prix Pictet Growth)
BP Carson Refinery, California 2007
Series: American Power
178 x 228