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The Prix Pictet, the international award for photography and sustainability now in its ninth edition, was founded by the Pictet Group in 2008. . Today the Prix Pictet is recognised among the world’s most important prizes for photography. Every year the award focuses on a theme that promotes discussion and debate on the issue of sustainability.
As Chair Stephen Barber explains, the theme of the 2021 edition – Fire – is timely: “Fire has hardly been out of the news since the inferno that consumed Notre Dame in Paris in early 2019. We have seen record rainforest blazes in the Amazon, forest and bush fires in Australia and conflagrations in California. It is the fourth element. Fire destroys and renews. Fire means survival, renewal, and economic prosperity. Yet our abuse of this most unpredictable of elements is the source of most of our environmental woes.”

The twelve shortlisted photographers are: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (Lebanon), Rinko Kawauchi (Japan), Sally Mann (USA – winner), Christian Marclay (USA/ Switzerland), Fabrice Monteiro (Belgium/Benin), Lisa Oppenheim (USA), Mak Remissa (Cambogia), Carla Rippey (Mexico), Mark Ruwedel (USA), Brent Stirton (South Africa), David Uzochukwu (Austria/Nigeria) e Daisuke Yokota (Japan).