Location: Palazzo Ducale, Cortile degli Svizzeri,1


In the words of Kofi Annan (1938-2018), Honorary Founding President of Prix Pictet: «Perhaps in our ability to carry on in adversity lies hope for us all. Hope that, despite the catastrophic damage that we have visited upon the natural world and upon the lives our most vulnerable citizens, it is not too late to reverse the damage that we have done».

The Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability at its eight cycle, was founded by the Pictet Group in 2008. Today the Prix Pictet is recognised among the world’s most renown prizes for photography. On an 18-month cycle the award focuses on a theme that promotes discussion and debate on issues of sustainability, which in this cycle is Hope. The one for the current edition is Hope.

The twelve shortlisted photographers for this year are:

Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh), Joana Choumali, (Côte d’Ivoire), Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Namibia), Rena Effendi (Baku), Lucas Foglia (USA), Janelle Lynch (USA), Ross McDonnell(Ireland), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Ivor Prickett (Ireland), Robin Rhode (South Africa), Awoiska van der Molen (Netherlands), Alexia Webster (South Africa).

Each cycle of the Prix Pictet tours the world, with exhibitions in over a dozen countries annually, bringing the work of the shortlisted photographers before a wide international audience. The Hope tour will begin in Tokyo on 12 December 2019.

On shown the finalists of 2019 editions.