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.
The LUMA Foundation was established in 2004 by Maja Hoffmann to support the activities of independent artists and pioneers, as well as institutions working in the fields of art and photography, publishing, documentary, and multimedia. The foundation specialises in challenging artistic projects combining a particular interest in environmental issues, human rights, education, and culture in the broadest sense.
The LUMA Foundation and LUMA Arles, the executive entity founded in 2014 in support of the project in Arles, are currently developing an experimental cultural centre in the Parc des Ateliers in the city of Arles, France, working with a core group of artistic advisors and the architects Frank Gehry and Annabelle Selldorf. This ambitious project envisions an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to the production of exhibitions and ideas, research, education, and archives and is supported by a growing number of public and private partnerships.
The LUMA Foundation has also supported the International Photography Festival Les Rencontres d’Arles since 2002, in particular the Discovery Award.
FT Weekend is delighted to continue its partnership with Photo London.
For the past three decades, FT Weekend has continuously evolved and now includes the award-winning titles; How To Spend It, FT Weekend magazine; a greatly expanded House and Home section, Life and Arts and FT Money. Readers can enjoy coverage wherever they are with our FT Weekend app. You can find it at app.ft.com/weekend.
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.
Artsy, the leading resource for learning about and collecting art, is the official online partner of Photo London. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquires on available artworks, and access fair information via Artsy.net and the Artsy apps for iPhone and iPad.
Download the Artsy apps for iPhone and iPad as your personal mobile guide to navigating the fair and researching exhibitors, artists, and artworks. A quick tap displays exhibitor listings and booth locations; contextual information about artists and works, including artist bios, articles, and price details (where available). Visitors can also save favourite artworks to their personal collection and follow galleries and artists for future updates.
Official VIP Partners
Barbican Art Gallery
Camden Arts Centre
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Imperial War Museum London
Media Space, Science Museum
National Portrait Gallery
The Photographers’ Gallery
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Victoria and Albert Museum