Prix Pictet 2011

‘highway #5 by edward burtynsky

‘kibera – shadow city’ by christian als

‘midway, cf000313, 2009’ by chris jordan

‘the hell of copper’ by nyaba leon ouedraogo

‘aod 39’ by michael wolf

‘usine toyota no 1’ by stéphanie couturier

‘amos coal power plant, raymond city, west virginia 2004’ by mitch epstein

‘paradise 15’ by thomas struth

‘zeppelin, friedrichshafalen, I: august 10 – 13, 1999’ by vera lutter

‘evergreen tower’ by yeondoo jung

‘nuclear waste encapsulation and storage facility’ by taryn simon

If you are in Paris between March 17th and April 16th make sure to go to the prix pictet 2011 exhibit.

The exhibit, which is held at the passage de retz 
gallery, features works by shortlisted photographers in this years prix pictet 
photography and sustainability competition.

The competition was launched in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet &
Cie, and highlights the social and environmental challenges faced in the modern age. The work explores themes such as water, earth, and growth, while exposing the damage we are doing to our environment. Kofi Annan, the prix pictet honorary president, called the images “a celebration and a reminder of the urgent need to change our ways.”

The winner will be announced on opening day and will be rewarded with 100,000 Swiss francs and commissioned to undertake a trip to Kenya where Pictet & Cie is supporting the work of the tusk trust.

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