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PRIX PICTET, WORLD’S TOP PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2021

‘Fire’ is the theme for the 9th Prix Pictet; The shortlist of photographers will be announced at a special event at Les Rencontres d’ Arles in early July 2021.

Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability, today announces ‘Fire’ will be the theme of its ninth cycle. The shortlist of photographers will be announced at a special event at Les Rencontres d’ Arles in early July 2021. A major exhibition of work by the shortlisted photographers will be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in December 2021, where the winner of the 100,000 Swiss francs (£85,000) prize will be announced at an awards ceremony on 15 December 2021.

The international jury panel for the ninth Prix Pictet will be chaired by Professor Sir David King, former Government Chief Scientist and founding Chairman of the Centre for Climate Repair at the University of Cambridge.

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Today’s announcement also launches the second season of the Prix Pictet Podcast, A lens on sustainability, where global photographers, curators, writers and philosophers discuss the intersection of photography and sustainability. The first of six episodes, released today, centres on the new theme, ‘Fire’, featuring former Prix Pictet laureates Daniel Beltrá and Richard Mosse as well as guest speakers Sebastião Salgado and A. C. Grayling.

‘Prix Pictet: A lens on sustainability’ podcasts can be streamed or downloaded on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or the Prix Pictet website:
prixpictet.com/podcast-a-lens-on-sustainability

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Posted on 14.11.2020