Power: 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 with 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:

ROBERT ADAMS

(United States, 1937)
Nominated for series: Turning Back, 1999

DANIEL BELTRÁ
(Spain/United States, 1964)
Nominated for series: Spill, 2010

MOHAMED BOUROUISSA
(Algeria/France, 1978)
Nominated for series: Périphérique, 2006

PHILIPPE CHANCEL
(France, 1959)
Nominated for series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature, 2011

EDMUND CLARK
(UK, 1963)
Nominated for series: Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, 2009

CARL DE KEYZER
(Belgium, 1958)
Nominated for series: Moments Before the Flood, 2009-2011

LUC DELAHAYE
(France, 1962)
Nominated for various works: 2008-2011

RENA EFFENDI
(Azerbaijan, 1977)
Nominated for series: Still Life in the Zone, 2010

JACQUELINE HASSINK
(Netherlands, 1966)
Nominated for series: Arab Domains, 2005-2006

AN-MY LÊ
(United States/Vietnam, 1961)
Nominated for series: 29 Palms, 2003-2004

JOEL STERNFELD
(United States, 1944)
Nominated for series: When It Changed, 2007

GUY TILLIM
(South Africa, 1962)
Nominated for series: Congo Democratic, 1997-2006