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July 18, 2008
The 2008 Prix Pictet Award in Photography is a major new global prize in photography that "focuses on perhaps the greatest single issue of the twenty-first century: sustainability." The theme for 2008 is water. The award is sponsored by Pictet & Cie, in association with the Financial Times.
From a field of over 200 nominated photographers from 43 countries, the judges have shortlisted 18 photographers "who have produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicate messages of urgent global significance."
Each of the shortlisted photographers will exhibit their work in Paris, at the Palais de Tokyo, at the end of October. The winner of the first Prix Pictet will be announced on October 30th, and will receive CHF100,000 (approximately $100,000 USD).
I am delighted to learn that 3 of the finalists are photographers whose work has already been shown in Lens Culture. Each of the 3 has also contributed in-depth audio interviews:
The other shortlisted artists are:
Jesus Abad Colorado
Thomas Joshua Cooper
Carl De Keyzer
Here are two images by Benoit Aquin that were chosen to be finalists:
Women flee the main street as dust fills the air.
Daily life during the dusty weather season (January to May).