Earlier this month, Valérie Belin was announced by Honorary President Kofi Anan as the winner of the sixth edition of the prestigious Prix Pictet, out of a shortlist of 12 artists whose work falls under the sixth cycle theme of ‘Disorder’. The full exhibition of works, including Valérie Belin’s award-winning series, is now on show at The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris until 13th December.
Prix Pictet 6th Cycle Shortlisted Artists:
Ilit Azoulay, born Jaffa 1972, lives and works Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel.
Valérie Belin, born Boulogne-Billancourt 1964, lives and works Paris, France – winner
Matthew Brandt, born Los Angeles 1982, lives and works Los Angeles, USA.
Maxim Dondyuk, born Slavuta 1983, lives and works Kiev, Ukraine.
Alixandra Fazzina, born London 1974, lives and works London, UK.
Ori Gersht, born Tel Aviv 1967, lives and works London, UK.
John Gossage, born New York 1946, lives and works Washington DC, USA.
Pieter Hugo, born Johannesburg 1976, lives and works Cape Town, South Africa.
Gideon Mendel, born Johannesburg 1959, lives and works London, UK
Sophie Ristelhueber, born Paris 1949, lives and works Paris, France
Brent Stirton, born Durban 1969, lives and works New York, USA
Yang Yongliang, born Shanghai 1980, lives and works Shanghai, China
Founded by the Pictet Group in 2008, the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photography applied to confront the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. Kofi Annan, Honorary President of Prix Pictet, said, ‘Our times are defined by Disorder – disorder, at the very moment in human history when we almost dared imagine that no problem was beyond our capacity to solve.
Remarkable advances in medicine have helped to eradicate scores of formerly fatal diseases. We are capable of breathtaking feats of engineering – raising mighty dams, flood defences and soaring earthquake-proof buildings. Our mastery over manifold aspects of life has deluded us into thinking that we have bent the planet to our will. Yet the fragility of that assumption is exposed with each new pandemic, earthquake, tsunami or drought. With each passing day our illusion of order is shattered.’
Prix Pictet: Disorder
Until 13 December 2015
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
FranceVisit The Prix Pictet Website