A report from Monocle from the exhibition and awards ceremony for the fourth Prix Pictet at the Saatchi Gallery: http://www.monocle.com/sections/culture/Web-Articles/Prix-Pictet-2012/
On Tuesday 9 October the French photographer Luc Delahaye was announced as winner of the fourth Prix Pictet photography prize, selected from a shortlist of twelve artists; Robert Adams, Daniel Beltra, Mohamed Bourouissa, Philippe Chancel, Edward Clark, Carl de Keyzer, Luc Delahaye, Rena Effendi, Jacqueline Hassink, An-My Le, Joel Sternfeld and Guy Tillim. The winner was chosen for his 10-image submission responding to the theme of Power, drawn from an outstanding body of work produced over the past decade. Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM announced the prize at a reception for the opening of Power, an exhibition of the work of the twelve shortlisted photographers at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
In the three years since its inception, the Prix Pictet has become the world's leading prize for photography in the field of sustainability. With a prize of CHF 100,000 the international jury honour a photographer whose work artistically presents a convincing narrative about critical environmental issues.
A video of the series shortlisted for the third Prix Pictet, the theme of which was Growth. The twelve photographers
shortlisted for the award were: Christian Als, Edward Burtynsky, Stéphane Couturier, Mitch Epstein, Chris Jordan, Yeondoo Jung, Vera Lutter, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Guy Tillim and Michael Wolf. Mitch Epstein won the third Prix for his series American Power and Chris Jordan was awarded the third Commission.