Prix Pictet: Human

We quite rightly celebrate human creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, but too often our triumphs in science, engineering and technology come at monumental cost. The human story is more often a tale of conflict and despair than of nurture, love, and coexistence. It would be easy to read the human story as one of tragic hubris. Yet it does not end here. We stand on the threshold of the future wondering which way the dice will fall. Our wager with posterity is that human ingenuity, intelligence, and resilience of spirit are powerful enough to insist upon a very different future for the human story. Prix Pictet Human features over 100 outstanding works of contemporary photography by many of the world’s most acclaimed photographers.

The PRIX PICTET aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, especially those concerning the environment. Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability. To date, there have been ten cycles of the award, each with its own specific theme.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
September 29 – October 22, 2023
before touring internationally

Prix Pictet
Texts by: Michael Benson, David Christian, Meehan Crist, Sebastiao Salgado
Hatje Cantz, September 2023
Hardback, 144 pages, 100 ills.
29.6 x 24 cm
RRP £50

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