Prix Pictet Prize Announced

Earlier this month LIP hosted a guided tour of the exhibition of this year’s shortlisted photographers for the Prix Pictet – the world’s photography award for environmental sustainability. Led by Katy Barron, the tour at Purdy Hicks Gallery was a great success, and we hope to feature similar events in our future programme.

The winning prize of £60k was awarded last night in Paris:

“Kofi Annan, Nobel Laureate and former Secretary General of the United Nations, has awarded this year’s prestigious Prix Pictet photography prize for environmental sustainability to British based photographer Nadav Kander and a photography commission to American photographer Ed Kashi at the Passage de Retz in Paris.

The Prix Pictet is an annual search for photographs that communicate powerful messages of global environmental significance under a broad theme. This year that theme is ‘earth’. Nadav Kander was nominated for his series of photos, Yangtze, The Long River Series, 2006-07, documenting the rapidly changing landscape and communities of China’s Yangtze River, from its mouth to source.”

Source: Click Green