Prix Pictet Podcast “Tradition”

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.
Rena Effendi “Transylvania: Built on Grass”, Cooking up plum jam in the autumn is usually a man's job. It takes eight to ten hours of uninterrupted stirring to make sure the jam on the bottom of the pot doesn’t burn. This grandfather from Sârbi wears the traditional small Maramureş hat. Anyone who sports one of these little hats in Bucharest will likely be laughed at. Maramures, Romania, 2012

As the world faces upheaval in the uprooting of statues, culture wars and industrial globalisation, we ask, what is happening to tradition in art, media and urban communities? How does photography capture all of this? Guests include photographer Rena Effendi, authors Roman Krznaric and Ekow Eshun, and former Editor of the London Evening Standard and editor of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, Sarah Sands. 

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