Prix Pictet have announced the shortlist for the 'power' competition.
Oil Spill by David Beltra, one of the shortlisted entries
Twelve photographers have been chosen with outstanding portfolios on the theme of 'power'.
The twelve artists shortlisted for the fourth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability, will now prepare their work for the finalists’ exhibition to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in London in October. The exhibition will run from 10th – 28th October 2012.
Short listed are:
Robert Adams (United States, 1937)
Nominated for series: Turning Back, 1999
Daniel Beltrá (Spain, 1964)
Nominated for series: Spill, 2010
Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France, 1978)
Nominated for series: Périphérique, 2006
Philippe Chancel (France, 1959)
Nominated for series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature, 2011
Edmund Clark (UK, 1963)
Nominated for series: Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out, 2009
Carl De Keyzer (Belgium, 1958)
Nominated for series: Moments Before the Flood, 2009-2011
Luc Delahaye (France, 1962)
Nominated for various works: 2008-2011
Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan, 1977)
Nominated for series: Still Life in the Zone, 2010
Jacqueline Hassink (Netherlands, 1966)
Nominated for series: Arab Domains, 2005-2006
An-My Lê (United States/Vietnam, 1961)
Nominated for series: 29 Palms, 2003-2004
Joel Sternfeld (United States, 1944)
Nominated for series: When It Changed, 2007
Guy Tillim (South Africa, 1962)
Nominated for series: Congo Democratic, 1997-2006
The winner of the fourth Prix Pictet will be announced by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, on Tuesday 9 October, at the opening of the finalists’ exhibition of the shortlisted works at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The exhibition runs from 10 – 28 October 2012.
For more information, visit the Prix Pictet website.