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Can photography save us from ourselves? Leading photographers consider the power of the photograph to explore the urgent environmental and social issues facing humanity today. From the Prix Pictet, the leading global photography prize on sustainability.

A Lens on Sustainability Prix Pictet

    • Visual Arts
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Can photography save us from ourselves? Leading photographers consider the power of the photograph to explore the urgent environmental and social issues facing humanity today. From the Prix Pictet, the leading global photography prize on sustainability.

    The City

    The City

    Are cities sustainable? As many look beyond the city as they look beyond the pandemic, this episode takes a photographic look at cities and space, and the changing role everything from finance to culture is going to play in some of the most iconic cities in the world including Tokyo, Berlin, New York and London.
     
    Join photographer Robin Rhode, Dr. Lena Fritsch, Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, Joy Lo Dico, FT Columnist, Elizabeth Dillon, Head of the US Office for Pictet Asset Management and photographer Jez Coulson. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/589518/

    • 27 min
    Plant-Based World

    Plant-Based World

    How does the natural world influence the way we look at the broader question of sustainability? In this episode we explore our symbiotic relationship with the plant-based world through photography, industrial production, and of course, the mighty tree.
     
    Guests include photographers Janelle Lynch and Awoiska van der Molen, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Director of the Serpentine Galleries, and Joshua Chuang from the New York Public Library. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode:https://online.flippingbook.com/view/1021996/

    • 26 min
    Fire – new theme of the ninth Prix Pictet

    Fire – new theme of the ninth Prix Pictet

    After the plague comes fire. Over the last years, we have seen an outbreak of catastrophic fires across the world. In its untamed form, fire wreaks terrible destruction, yet it has long been associated to renewal and rebirth.
     
    Listen to celebrated photographers Sebastião Salgado, Richard Mosse and Daniel Beltrá, and philosopher A.C. Grayling explore the newly announced theme for the 9th Prix Pictet. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/716794/

    • 41 min
    Hope

    Hope

    Is there hope? Photographers Don McCullin and Valerie Belin, and Angie Hobbs, professor of the public understanding of philosophy, ask if photography can save us.

    • 32 min
    Conflict

    Conflict

    Can photography combat conflict? Photographer Ross McDonnell, journalist and producer Funmi Iyanda and editor Lionel Barber consider horror, banality and beauty.

    • 28 min
    Consumption

    Consumption

    Can we ever be satisfied? Photographer Mandy Barker, sociologist Tiffany Jenkins and Catherine Flood, curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum of art and design, consider how photography feeds our appetites.

    • 29 min

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