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.
Magnum Collaboration: Great Women in Photography
What is the power of ambiguity in an image? Join celebrated female photographers Cristina de Middel and Olivia Arthur as they explore this and much more in this special episode developed in collaboration with Magnum Photos. This episode is hosted by curator, author and host of The Great Women Artists, Katy Hessel. Held live to an audience at Somerset House during the annual photography fair Photo London this May, this panel on ‘Great Women in Photography’ marks the launch of ‘Magnum Photos X Prix Pictet: In Dialogue’ a series of talks which celebrate the 75th anniversary of Magnum Photos across the world.
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LA Fires: Mark Ruwedel
Los Angeles: a city developed in a desert that's on fire. Recorded live in his exhibition ‘Haunted by the Desert’ in Large Glass Gallery, which is open in North London until the 9 July 2022, Prix Pictet Fire shortlister Mark Ruwedel tells us about four decades spent photographing LA and its surrounding ecology. Mark describes how although fire is an integral part of Southern California, over the past years climate change has made these wildfires more and more frequent and unpredictable, raising their number to over 8,000 alone last year.
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Venice Biennale: Ilit Azoulay
Today, we bring you an on-location interview directly from the opening week of the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest art exhibition, where Prix Pictet Disorder shortlsiter Ilit Azoulay represents Israel with a new body of work called ‘Queendom’. Ilit's work at the Israel Pavilion in this 59th edition of the Biennale, which was postponed by the pandemic, is as timely as it is powerful.
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The Prophecy: Fabrice Monteiro
Shorltisted for Prix Pictet Fire, Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro discusses how his colonial ancestry, inspirations as an artist, and past modelling career have shaped the complex works for 'The Prophecy' - a series of powerfully staged photographs that aim to contribute to an ecological awakening.
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Judging Fire: Jeff Rosenheim
How do you judge fire? Recorded live in our exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this past December, a few hours before American photographer Sally Mann was announced the winner of this edition, Jeff Rosenhiem, Prix Pictet Fire Jury Member and Curator of Photography at the MET, tells us about sorting through hundreds of nominated photographers, his view on Fire, its role in photography and relationship to sustainability.
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Regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration. Something the world is in desperate need of right now. A restoration of hope, a renewal of our physical selves, a regeneration of art and artists. Can we still dream? Can we still imagine the future with positive optimism?
In the last episode of the series, we are joined by the distinguished historian, Peter Frankopan, the twice Prix Pictet nominated photographer Brent Stirton, and the 92-year-old Ghanaian photojournalist, James Barnor.
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