The Pictet Group is one of the leading independent wealth and asset managers in Europe. A partnership of six owner managers, founded in 1805, Pictet is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Today Pictet employs more than 3,900 people in 26 financial centres worldwide. Sustainability, both as a guiding principle of business management and as an investment expertise, lies at the heart of Pictet’s concerns. For further information, please go to group.pictet.
In 2004, Maja Hoffmann created the LUMA foundation in Switzerland to support the activities of artists, independent trailblazers and organisations working in the visual arts, photography, publishing, documentary filmmaking and multimedia. Managed as a production tool by Maja Hoffmann, the LUMA foundation produces, supports and enables challenging art projects committed to environmental issues, human rights, education and culture in the broadest sense of the term.
In 2013, Maja Hoffmann launched LUMA Arles to plan, develop and manage the Parc des Ateliers project. It also supports the LUMA foundation by working in Arles on the creation of a new model of a cultural center.
LUMA Foundation has supported the Photo London public programme since its inception in 2014 and is now partially supporting the Crucible Project in its first year.
FT Weekend is delighted to continue its partnership with Photo London.
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FT Weekend brings art and culture to life through intelligent and thought-provoking coverage. From exhibition reviews to articles and interviews, there is something to delight and inspire all our readers.
Somerset House is one of the top ten most popular visitor attractions in the UK. It is a major arts and culture centre in the heart of London. Somerset House programmes contemporary art and design exhibitions, free displays, family workshops and guided tours. Over 2,500,000 people visited Somerset House between 2012 and 2013.
Somerset House has been home to some of the UK’s most popular photography exhibitions, including Tim Walker: Story Teller (101,808 visitors), Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour (88,522 visitors) and Landmark: The Fields of Photography (46,699 visitors).
Candlestar is a cultural production company led by Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad that specialises in photography-related initiatives. Founded in 2003 and based in Somerset House, Candlestar has been instrumental in the creation and direction of the Prix Pictet photography award and touring exhibition, and has curated over 70 exhibitions worldwide in the past five years.
Candlestar have strong ties of many years standing within the field of arts education and recently played a key role in the development of London’s Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design.