Power - Prix Pictet 04
From the Publisher:
The Prix Pictet highlights photography on the crucial topic of global sustainability. Now in its fourth season, the current Prix Pictet delves into the theme of "Power." While we have tapped into sources of power for travel, industry, and our modern lifestyles, we are still largely at the mercy of the powers of nature. Technology and infrastructure can undergo total collapse in the face of storms, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Meanwhile political and social power can either tackle such challenges or become ways to exploit and tyrannize. This multi-faceted subject is portrayed with thought and artistry by the exceptional artists shortlisted for this prestigious photography prize.
Speaking of the theme of the current cycle, Power, Stephen Barber, chairman of the Prix Pictet, said, "From the awesome power of nature, to the industrial might of mankind and the power of people to effect change, this seemed to us a theme with enormous breadth and depth. And so it has proved. Embracing insight and paradox in equal measure, 'Power' has provoked a remarkable response from our artists, uncovering images and issues that are both awe-inspiring and frequently disturbing."
The Shortlist of twelve photographers comprised:
Robert Adams (United States, 1937)
Nominated for series: Turning Back, 1999
Daniel Beltrá (Spain, 1964)
Nominated for series: Spill, 2010
Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France, 1978)
Nominated for series: Périphérique, 2006
Philippe Chancel (France, 1959)
Nominated for series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature, 2011
Edmund Clark (UK, 1963)
Nominated for series: Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, 2009
Carl De Keyzer (Belgium, 1958)
Nominated for series: Moments Before the Flood, 2009-2011
Luc Delahaye (France, 1962)
Nominated for various works: 2008-2011
Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan, 1977)
Nominated for series: Still Life in the Zone, 2010
Jacqueline Hassink (Netherlands, 1966)
Nominated for series: Arab Domains, 2005-2006
An-My Lê (United States/Vietnam, 1961)
Nominated for series: 29 Palms, 2003-2004
Joel Sternfeld (United States, 1944)
Nominated for series: When It Changed, 2007
Guy Tillim (South Africa, 1962)
Nominated for series: Congo Democratic, 1997-2006
Item Number: B8842
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Images: 71 Color and 12 B&W ills.
HC 9 5/6 x 12 3/5 in.