Prix Pictet Podcast “Mortality”

Can photography save us from ourselves? Leading photographers consider the power of the photograph to explore the urgent environmental and social issues facing humanity today. From the Prix Pictet, the leading global photography prize on sustainability.
Joana Choumali “Ça va aller” series, Untilted 2019

Can photography help process mortality? Throughout history, humans have been obsessed with eternal life. But death is inevitable, a natural part of life. Photography helps us process our own mortality and remember those who are gone. It reminds us of the natural cycles of life, which we must sustain for future generations. Listen to Prix Pictet ‘Hope’ winner Joana Choumali, Professor Iain Hutchison, Founder of the Facial Surgery Research Foundation, the BBC’s Kirsty Lang, and accompany Julia Hobsbawm and Esther Freud as they visit their father’s graves at Highgate Cemetery.

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