The theme of the sixth cycle of the Prix Pictet photography prize is Disorder. The work of the twelve finalists selected for the sixth cycle was first shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in November 2015. Here the French photographer Valérie Belin was awarded the CHF 100,000 winner’s prize by Honorary President Kofi Annan. The exhibition is now touring internationally.
Valérie Belin, Still Life, 2014
Ilit Azoulay, Imaginary Order, 2012-2014
Matthew Brandt, Honeybees, 2009-2012
Maxim Dondyuk, Culture of the Confrontation, 2014
Alixandra Fazzina, A Million Shillings – Escape from Somalia, 2008
Ori Gersht, Blow Up, 2009
John Gossage, Should Nature Change, 2010-2014
Pieter Hugo, Permanent Error, 2009-2010
Gideon Mendel, Drowning World, 2008-2014
Sophie Ristelhueber, Eleven Blowups, 2006
Brent Stirton, A Violation of Eden, 2007-2014
Yang Yongliang, Artificial Wonderland, 2014
The jury for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics. They lead the global search for images of high artistic qcuality and narrative power and fit the theme of a particular cycle.
Professor Sir David King (Chairman)
UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change (SRCC)
Arts Writer, Financial Times
Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Former Managing Partner Pictet Group
Emmanuelle de l’Écotais
Curator of Photography, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Curator of Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
At a special presentation at Les Rencontres d'Arles in 2016 the winner of Prix Pictet Disorder Valérie Belin spoke with Philip Prodger - Head of Photographs Collection at the National Portrait Gallery.