The 12 finalists
Prix Pictet: Guy Tillim, nominated for ”Petros Village”, 2006
Prix Pictet: Mitch Epstein, nominated for ”American Power”, 2003-2008
Prix Pictet: Vera Lutter, nominated for her collected work
Prix Pictet: Chris Jordan, nominated for ”Midway: Message from the Gyre”, 2009
Prix Pictet: Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, nominated for ”L’enfer du cuivre”, 2009
Prix Pictet: Taryn Simon, nominated for ”An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar”, 2007
Prix Pictet: Stéphane Couturier, nominated for ”Melting Point”, 2005
Prix Pictet: Christian Als, nominated for ”Kibera – The Shadow City”, 2007-2009
Prix Pictet: Thomas Struth, nominated for ”Paradise”, 1998-2006
Prix Pictet: Michael Wolf, nominated for ”Architecture of Density”, 2005-2009
Prix Pictet: Yeondoo Jung, nominated for ”Evergreen Tower”, 2001
Launched in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie. The Prix Pictet has two elements: the prize of CHF 100,000 awarded to the photographer who, in the opinion of the independent jury, has produced a series of work that responds most convincingly to the theme of the award; and the Commission, granted by the Partners of Pictet & Cie, in which a shortlisted photographer is invited to undertake a field trip to a region where the Bank is supporting a sustainability project.
The works of the 12 finalists are shown at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire (Paris).
The winner will be announced by HE Kofi Annan at the award ceremony in Paris on Thursday 17 March 2011.
The shortlisted artists are:
Christian Als (Denmark) Edward Burtynsky (Canada) Stephane Couturier (France) Mitch Epstein (US) Chris Jordan (US) Yeondoo Jung (Korea) Vera Lutter (Germany)
Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso) Taryn Simon (US) Thomas Struth (Germany) Guy Tilim (South Africa) Michael Wolf (Germany)
Galerie des Filles du Calvaire
17 rue des Filles-du-Calvaire, 75003 Paris