Prix Pictet Japan Award

Prix Pictet Japan Award

Eight photographers have been shortlisted for the third Prix Pictet Japan Award. In 2015, the Prix Pictet Japan Award was created to celebrate early to mid-career Japanese photographers whose work carries strong messages on global sustainability.
Shosuke, Kipuka, Ai Iwane , 2016

The laureate for the 3rd Prix Pictet Japan Award is Ai Iwane.

The third cycle of the Prix Pictet Japan Award takes the theme of Fire & Water. Photographers were nominated by a global network of nominators and after a rich debate the jury arrived at a final shortlist. On 16 December 2023, an award of ¥1,000,000 will be presented to the photographer who, in the opinion of the independent jury, has produced a series of work that is both artistically outstanding and presents a compelling narrative related to the theme.

The two previous winners of the Japan Award are Kikuchi Tomoko (2015) and Shiga Lieko (2017).

The portfolios of the eight shortlisted artists will be presented in a finalist’s exhibition at the TOP Museum, Tokyo, from 17 December 2022 – 22 January 2023.

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Takashi Arai, Ai Iwane , ‪Susumu Okada, Mikiya Takimoto, Kenji Chiga, Shinichiro Nagasawa, Nao Nakai, Yoshinori Mizutani.