Mitch Epstein’s series American Power wins Prix Pictet

The winner of the third Prix Pictet photography award, on the theme of Growth, was announced in Paris on March 17.

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BP Carson Refinery, California 2007
© Black River Productions, Ltd. / Mitch Epstein.
Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.

American photographer Mitch Epstein won the top prize for his series entitled American Power, exploring different aspects of the power industry in the USA.
Mitch Epstein said, “I hope this prize draws attention to the ever more urgent need for governments and private enterprise to invest substantial sums into alternative energies that are healthier and safer than fossil fuel and nuclear. And the need for consumers to consume less.”
We are pleased to present Mitch Epstein’s work in a high-resolution slideshow. Also included is an in-depth statement about this important and timely project.

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Gavin Coal Power Plant, Cheshire, Ohio 2003
© Black River Productions, Ltd. / Mitch Epstein.
Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.

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Ocean Warwick Oil Platform, Dauphin Island, Alabama 2005
© Black River Productions, Ltd. / Mitch Epstein.
Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.