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:
(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