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Prix Pictet


En person står invirad i en sjal och mask över ansiktet, kollar rakt in i kameran
Untitled #2, 2015–20. © Hoda Afshar, Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Leading photography award travels to Fotografiska

The Prix Pictet, the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability, is coming to Fotografiska Stockholm. The Prix Pictet aims to harness the power of photography to draw attention to issues of global sustainability. This year’s theme and the name of the exhibition is Human. Twelve distinguished photographers, selected by the esteemed jury, unveil their own unique approaches of the human story and how we interact with the world around us. Human opens at Fotografiska on April 19.

En man som ligger på en sten vid en bäck och ser förtvivlad ut.
Hamlet Devastated, 2022. © Federico Ríos Escobar

Since its founding 15 years ago, the Prix Pictet has explored the role of humans on the planet and global sustainability. This year’s theme, Human, brings together 12 photographers to interpret the various facets of this topics with works spanning from documentary and portraiture to landscape photography.

"the inherent power of documentary photography to tell stories"

“Sharing twelve unique insights, through the work of each of the photographers, is a clear reminder of the inherent power of documentary photography to tell stories, to raise awareness, and to lay the groundwork for change”, says Lisa Giomar Hydén, Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Stockholm.

In September 2023, the winner of this year’s cycle was announced at a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the first stop of the international tour. Indian photographer Gauri Gill won for her body of work, which underscores her belief in working with and through community in what she calls “active listening.” For over two decades, Gauri Gill has been closely engaged with marginalised communities in the desert of western Rajasthan in northern India and, for the past decade, with indigenous artists in Maharashtra.

En ung kille sitter hukad på e trottoar, kollar ner på en oljefläck
Untitled, 2022. © Vasantha Yogananthan
Svartvit bild på en ung flicka som sitter hukad. Hon håller i en spegel och kollar på sin reflektion.
Jannat, Barmer 1999– ongoing. © Gauri Gill, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York

“We are thrilled to have received such positive feedback for our Human exhibition in Stockholm and we are delighted to be able to present the outstanding work of the cycle’s twelve shortlisted artists for the first time in the city. For over a decade, our mission at Prix Pictet has been to showcase the best of global photography, focusing on the urgent topic of sustainability. This is a value we share with Fotografiska. The opportunity to tour and share this work with the public in Sweden is a privilege for us, and we hope that our inaugural exhibition will be the first of many to come”, says Isabelle von Ribbentrop, Executive Director of the Prix Pictet.

A man in a cowboy hat and costume doing a pose. He's standing in front of a sky.
Abuelo Estrella, 2021. © Yael Martínez, Courtesy the artist and Magnum Photos, and Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico

Touches on a range of issues from conflicts and childhood, to gang violence and migration

Other participating photographers in the exhibit include Federico Ríos Escobar, who documented the heartbreaking reality of South American children whose parents embarked on the dangerous migrant journey through the Darién Gap, and Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, who for over 40 years has mapped the dramatic changes in the lives of indigenous people, in the landscapes, and in the environment at the edge of the habitable world.

The exhibition touches on a range of issues from conflicts, childhood, and the collapse of economic processes to the traces left behind by both people and industrial development, gang violence, borderlands, and migration.

Human will be shown at Fotografiska from April 19 to August 18, 2024.

Participating photographers:

Hoda Afshar, Iran
Gera Artemova, Ukraine
Ragnar Axelsson, Iceland
Alessandro Cinque, Italy/Peru
Siân Davey, UK
Gauri Gill, India
Michał Łuczak, Poland
Yael Martínez, Mexico
Richard Renaldi, USA
Federico Ríos Escobar, Colombia
Vanessa Winship, UK/Bulgaria
Vasantha Yogananthan, France