Thursday, 31 March 2011

Prix Pictet Growth

Mitch Epstein - Gavin Coal Power Plant. Cheshire. Ohio 2003
Mitch Epstein - BP Carson Refinery. California 2007
Mitch Epstein - Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. NevadaArizona 2007
American photographer Mitch Epstein was awared this years Prix Pictet two weeks ago at the Passage de Retz in Paris, for his series 'American Power'. The prize was awarded by the honorary president of the Prix Pictet, Kofi Annan.

Chris Jordan - Midway. CF000478. 2009
The American photographer Chris Jordan was awarded the Prix Pictet Growth commission, which will see him visit Africa, under the guidance of Tusk Trust and gather a series of photos of one of Tusk's many projects in sustainability.

The Prix Pictet recieved submissions from over 400 artists, from which a shortlist of 12 artists were selected. Below are a few of the works from a variety of the shortlisted artists.

Michael Wolf - aod 12
Michael Wolf
Vera Lutter - Battersea Power Station. III July 5. 2004
Vera Lutter
Stéphane Couturier - melting point - usine Toyota # 8
Stéphane Couturier
Edward Burtynsky - AMARC #5
Edward Burtynsky

The complete submission from each of the 12 shortlisted artists, as well as a selection of some of the work submitted by non-shortlisted artists, is compiled in the Prix Pictet Growth book which is now on sale at Colette in Paris - HERE.

Prix Pictet Facebook.
Prix Pictet Website.

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