Shortlist announced for the 9th Prix Pictet ‘Fire’

‘Fire’ podcast trailer

The shortlist of twelve photographers selected for the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet was announced on Thursday 8 July 2021 at a presentation at the opening of Les Rencontres d’Arles International Photography Festival.

“In the twelve years since we launched the award, two of the greatest threats to life on the planet—excess resource depletion and damaging climate change—have only intensified.”

Renaud de Planta Senior Partner of the Pictet Group

‘Fire’ shortlisted photographers

The shortlisted photographers are:

  • Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, lives and work in France 
  • Rinko Kawauchi, lives and works in Japan
  • Sally Mann, lives and works in the USA
  • Christian Marclay, lives and works in the United Kingdom
  • Fabrice Monteiro, lives and works in Senegal
  • Lisa Oppenheim, lives and works in the USA
  • Mak Remissa, lives and works in Cambodia
  • Carla Rippey, lives and works in Mexico 
  • Mark Ruwedel, lives and works in the USA
  • Brent Stirton, lives and works in the USA
  • David Uzochukwu, lives and works in the USA and Belgium
  • Daisuke Yokota, lives and works in Japan

The winner of the Prix Pictet will be announced on Wednesday 15 December 2021, on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition of works by the twelve shortlisted photographers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Find out more on Prix Pictet website

Joana Choumali wins 8th cycle of the Prix Pictet

Joana Choumali is the winner of the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, with a theme of Hope. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at the opening of an exhibition of the work of the twelve shortlisted photographers.

Winner biography and photographs

In a statement on behalf of the Prix Pictet Jury, Sir David King, Chairman of the Jury, said: “We were inspired by the words of our founding President, the late Kofi Annan, who in his final Prix Pictet address spoke of mankind’s potential to find hope in adversity, and of his profound hope that it was not too late to reverse the catastrophic damage that we have visited on the natural world and its most vulnerable inhabitants. Let’s be under no illusion that in these past two years the crisis we are facing has deepened. Yet hope remains, albeit fragile and elusive. The work of the twelve shortlisted photographers underlines the great hope of the Prix Pictet—the wager that we all make with the future, that art can inspire action and triumph where words alone have failed.”

Find out more on Prix Pictet website


Global award in photography and sustainability

In 2008, the partners of the Pictet Group created the Prix Pictet prize to draw worldwide attention to and stimulate action on issues of sustainability through the medium of photography.

Since foundation, the Prix Pictet has focused on environmental themes: there have been seven, beginning with Water, followed by Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption, Disorder, Space and Hope.

“It is my hope that the Prix Pictet will help to deepen understanding of the changes taking place in our world and raise public awareness about the urgency of taking preventative action.”

Kofi Annan (1938-2018) Former Honorary President, Prix Pictet

A tribute to Kofi Annan
By Stephen Barber, Chairman, Prix Pictet


Find out more

Visit Prix Pictet website for more information on the Global award in photography and sustainability.