Prix Pictet 2012 Shortlist
Twelve photographers have been shortlisted for the prestigious fourth Prix Pictet. This year's theme for the photography prize is Power.
The artists, all with outstanding portfolios, come from ten countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
Lens Culture is pleased to provide an overview of the finalists' portfolios here in a high-resolution slide show of 115 images.
A finalists’ exhibition will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in London in October, where on 9 October the winner will be announced by Kofi Annan. The exhibition will then run from 10-28 October 2012.
The artists nominated for the Fourth Prix Pictet are as follows:
(United States, 1937)
Nominated for series: Turning Back, 1999
(Spain/United States, 1964)
Nominated for series: Spill, 2010
Nominated for series: Périphérique, 2006
Nominated for series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature, 2011
Nominated for series: Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, 2009
CARL DE KEYZER
Nominated for series: Moments Before the Flood, 2009-2011
Nominated for various works: 2008-2011
Nominated for series: Still Life in the Zone, 2010
Nominated for series: Arab Domains, 2005-2006
(United States/Vietnam, 1961)
Nominated for series: 29 Palms, 2003-2004
(United States, 1944)
Nominated for series: When It Changed, 2007
(South Africa, 1962)
Nominated for series: Congo Democratic, 1997-2006