Prix Pictet Shortlist: Photographic Award in Sustainability

The Prix Pictet is a major new global prize in photography that focuses on perhaps the greatest single issue of the twenty-first century: sustainability. Over 40 nominators consisting of well known and esteemed gallerists, curators, directors, and editors nominated well over 200 photographers spanning 43 countries for this award, which is generally seen as the highest there is in terms of photography and the environment. 18 photographers were shortlisted by a group of highly regarded judges, including the work of Mary Mattingly, a former class mate of mine from Parsons School of Design. The photographers chosen have produced work of great significance and importance, focusing on urgent environmental issues. The prize awarded will be $100,000 for the winning photographer, as well as shortlisted artist offered a commission worth $40,000 to produce a water related project. To download the official press release please click here.

Shortlisted artists are:

Benoit Aquin
Edward Burtynsky
Jesus Abad Colorado
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Sebastian Copeland
Christian Cravo
Lynn Davis
Reza Deghati
Susan Derges
Malcolm Hutcheson
Chris Jordan
Carl De Keyzer
David Maisel
Mary Mattingly
Robert Polidori
Roman Signer
Jules Spinatsch
Munem Wasif

Each of these shortlisted photographers will be invited to show their work at the Palais de Tokyo in October and run through November, after which the show will be begin a world tour. Take a look at some of the images of each artist. They are powerful, devastating, beautiful, and extraordinary, all at the same time. I highly recommend reading the press release to find out more about each individual artist and their background, as well as the prize and how it’s come about. For me, to see a group of photographs whom I literally think of as the best in the world, competing for a prize that can have no better aim than sustainability in our world and communication into the devastating affects of climate change, I say, it’s about time.

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Chris Jordan: Remains of a business, St. Bernard Parish
Series: In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster

To visit the Prix Pictet site please visit www.prixpictet.com

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4 Responses to “Prix Pictet Shortlist: Photographic Award in Sustainability”

  1. Janet11 Says:

    Cool. It took almost a day to find this info. Thanks! Good job. 🙂

  2. Simonbike Says:

    I love your blog…really. Did you already hear about water on mars? 🙂

  3. AlexM Says:

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  4. jack loach Says:

    The Establishment “ Cover up crimes”.

    The ‘Doyens’ of the establishment.’ ( Ivan Pictet and Monty Raphael.)

    Ivan Pictet.
    Managing partner in Pictet & Cie Bank .— Switzerland.
    President of the Geneva Financial Centre.
    World Bank.committee member.
    United Nations. Investment Committee member,
    Vice President – Global Humanitarian Forum.
    Member of the Henokiens.
    Blackstone Group — Board Member.
    Past- President – Geneva Private Bankers association.
    Past –President – Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Monty Raphael.
    Quote.” —- Doyen of U.K. Fraud lawyers.
    Consultant & Head of Fraud and Regulatory Dept.
    Member of Board of Directors of the Fraud Advisory panel.
    Member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
    International Bar Association Member.
    Past President—London Criminal Court Solicitors Association.
    Past Chairman —of Anti Corruption Committee.
    Founder of Business Crime Committee of the International Bar
    Association.

    Pictet & Cie Bank & Peters & Peters.

    The bank and it’s officials deliberately withheld crucial documents requested under a High Court order.
    The bank and it’s officials deliberately withheld evidence from the Police , and one of it’s account
    managers Susan Broadhead gave a false witness statement to the police.
    Another one of it’s managers Nicholas Campiche ( Now Head of Pictet – Alternative Investments.)
    concocted a letter pretending to be a client and closed his account. The senior partner (Ivan Pictet.)
    sought to have numerous documents destroyed,along with those copies held in their London office of
    P.A.M. Initially stating that they were forgeries then their lawyers Peters & Peters – Monty Raphael
    – and the barrister Charles Flint.Q.C.) –later had to admit in Court that the documents were genuine.

    (1) It is a criminal offence for a bank to knowingly act for an undischarged criminal bankrupt in so far
    as it seeks to assist that criminal bankrupt in the fraudulent movement of monies. ( Money Laundering.)

    (2) It is a criminal offence for a bank to lie to the police and the bankrupts trustee in bankruptcy in so
    far as any knowledge of, or dealings with the bank was refuted .

    (3) A bank can be guilty of Contempt of Court if it fails to comply fully with the Courts order for
    discovery .

    (4) The banks contempt is further compounded if it fails to address its error after it is specifically drawn
    to the to its solicitors attention. ( Monty Raphael).

    (5) It is a criminal offence under the Financial Services Act to seek to destroy evidence that might be
    relevant to an investigation .

    (6) It is a criminal offence not to relinquish control of funds to the Trustee immediately the fact of the
    bankruptcy is drawn to the banks attention.

    (7) It is a criminal offence to lie or otherwise obfuscate the lawful and proper enquiries of the F.S.A.

    On Dec 9th,2008.— the complaint was sent to 150 Members of the House Of Lords.
    and 230 Members of Parliament.

    *** We thank —David Cameron. M.P. ( Canary Wharf Speech.) Dec. 15th.2008.

    (1) Bankers who behave irresponsibly should face professional consequences.
    (2) If anyone is found to have behaved criminally they must be prosecuted.
    (3) The F.S.A. and the Serious Fraud Office should be following up every lead, investigating
    every suspect transaction .
    (4) We need to make it 100% clear –those who break the law should face prosecution.
    (5) That we make sure we root out any wrongdoing that may have happened, whoever is
    involved ,however high or well connected they may be.

    Quote.
    You can be the richest man in the world with the best lawyers that money can buy but you
    cannot win against a man who has got nothing left to lose and is telling the truth.

    FULL –STORY.
    Note *** Go to search box on “Google” and insert.( Ivan Pictet /Monty Raphael).—
    then try it on – “ Yahoo

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