Launched in 2008 with the aim of highlighting sustainability and the environment, The Prix Pictet has become one of the photography’s most coveted awards. Each ‘cycle’ of the Prix Pictet centres on a specific theme, which in the past has included Water, Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption, Disorder and Space. To celebrate ten years of the award, Prix Pictet and Les Rencontres d’Arles will present a special retrospective exhibition, ‘Prix Pictet Laureates’ (5 July – 23 September), which features works by the seven Prix Pictet winners: Benoit Aquin, Valérie Belin, Luc Delahaye, Mitch Epstein, Nadav Kander, Richard Mosse, and Michael Schmidt. Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, a film about the award will be screened at Arles’ Roman Theatre on Thursday 5 July, at which the eighth theme of the award will be announced with an exhibition planned for autumn 2019.
Pictured, BP Carson Refinery, California, 2007, by Mitch Epstein, from the series American Power, 2006-07. © Prix Pictet Earth
Writer: Alex Jones