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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

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

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.

    Special Edition: Nadav Kander

    Special Edition: Nadav Kander

    We have millions of images rushing at us every couple of weeks. But will it move us more? Will it change more?

    Offering a glimpse into the artistic mind of acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander, much of which apparently lays deep beyond the conscious, this Special Edition episode features for the first time our full length interview recorded in his London studio back in 2019. 

    • 17 min
    Special Edition: War and Photography with Lionel Barber and Funmi Iyanda

    Special Edition: War and Photography with Lionel Barber and Funmi Iyanda

    Conflict. Destruction. No matter how optimistic one is about human nature, the world is also full of war and wherever there is war, there is documentation of it: not least in the photograph, the frontline’s witness to the world. 

    This episode features for the first time the full conversation between two giants of journalism on the topic of conflict, Lionel Barber, former Editor of the Financial Times, and Funmi Iyanda, acclaimed Nigerian journalist, presenter and filmmaker.

    • 18 min
    Special Edition: Joana Choumali

    Special Edition: Joana Choumali

    Can photography heal trauma? In spring 2016, gunmen opened fire at a beach resort in Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire. Three weeks after the event, Joana Choumali visited a city in mourning, taking photos on an iPhone and then later embroidering them to create a hopeful resilient look at the process of healing.

    This Special Edition episode features for the first time the full interview with Prix Pictet 'Hope' winner Joana Choumali first partly released in 2020. 

    • 17 min
    Family

    Family

    As we attach more and more value to independent success and less to the family, are we losing accountability for our actions to the planet? How has art and photography represented these tribes over history and what can we learn from them?
     
    Join photographer Alexia Webster, author and philanthropist Hannah Rothschild, Curator of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Luke Syson, and Pictet Wealth Management’s Dina de Angelo as they discuss the family as both a unit and a community. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/872650/

    • 29 min
    Tradition

    Tradition

    As the world faces upheaval in the uprooting of statues, culture wars and industrial globalisation, we ask, what is happening to tradition in art, media and urban communities? How does photography capture all of this? 
     
    Guests include photographer Rena Effendi, authors Roman Krznaric and Ekow Eshun, and former Editor of the London Evening Standard and editor of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, Sarah Sands. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/99173/ 
     

    • 31 min
    Mortality

    Mortality

    Can photography help process mortality? Throughout history, humans have been obsessed with eternal life. But death is inevitable, a natural part of life. Photography helps us process our own mortality and remember those who are gone. It reminds us of the natural cycles of life, which we must sustain for future generations. 
     
    Listen to Prix Pictet ‘Hope’ winner Joana Choumali, Professor Iain Hutchison, Founder of the Facial Surgery Research Foundation, the BBC’s Kirsty Lang, and accompany Julia Hobsbawm and Esther Freud as they visit their father’s graves at Highgate Cemetery. 
     
    Don’t miss the accompanying e-book illustrating this episode: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/903278/
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Luke Wishard ,

Possibly Pretentious but Insightfully Important

It could be the accidents, I’m American, but you can’t help feel that these people are part of an exclusive club/career. They talk about interesting and important subjects, the editing is well done, and things like honesty and integrity are here. However, based off of the people they choose to interview... (it has to do with the club/career I talked about) I don’t see them expanding very far. The podcast itself feels like from an institution. I found this podcast through an instagram ad and it would be interesting to hear about the views from Instagram photographers like me who aren't able to build a following, and what that does to the new generations and the art form. I don’t think photographers these days are getting to where the people in this podcast are. We resort to reviving film and making youtube the priority for profit than being able to be part of the elite club or enacting meaningful change.

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