Duncan Forbes is Director of the Department of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He was previously Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, and Senior Curator of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. His exhibitions, books and catalogues include Edith Tudor Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny (Hatje Cantz, 2013); Manifeste!: Eine Andere Geschichte der Fotografie (Steidl, 2014); Beastly/Tierisch (Spector Books, 2015); and Provoke: Between Protest and Performance, Photography in Japan 1960/1975 (Steidl, 2016).
Recent essays have focussed respectively on the work of the photographers Bill Brandt, Keizo Kitajima, Lisette Model, Helen Levitt, Seiji Kurata, and Daidō Moriyama. Other articles and reviews have appeared in History of Photography, History Workshop Journal, Fotogeschichte, Camera Austria International, and ZUM. His latest book is An Interview with Lewis Baltz (MACK, 2020).
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 quality and narrative power and fit the theme of a particular cycle.
Professor Sir David King, FRS (Chair)
Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge
Director, Department of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Executive Director At Oya
President, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
Arts editor of the Financial Times
Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Photographs
Winner, Prix Pictet ‘Fire’ (2021)