Prix Pictet: Power

through May 18
1 Feb, 2014 - 18 May, 2014

Prix Pictet, an annual juried prize, uses photography as an instrument to shed light on important social and environmental issues. Each year it selects one theme on which to focus. The first three themes were Water, Earth and Growth. Now in its 4th installment, Prix Pictet has selected Power as the subject of this year’s exhibition.

Photography professionals from around the world, including MOPA’s Executive Director, Deborah Klochko, nominated over 650 photographers from 76 countries for the prize. A jury then whittled down that list, based on both artistry and the illustration of this year’s theme, to a final short list of twelve. These twelve photographers are featured in the exhibition with Luc Delahaye winning the actual Prix Pictet award.

MOPA will have 56 images on display from the 12 featured artists. They are:

Luc Delahaye
France
Series: Various works:
2008 – 2011

Robert Adams
United States
Series: Turning Back

Daniel Beltrá
Spain/United States
Series: Spill

Mohamed Bourouissa
Algeria/France
Series: Périphérique

Philippe Chancel
France
Series: Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of
Nature

Edmund Clark
United Kingdom
Series: Guantanamo: If
the Light Goes Out

Carl De Keyzer
Belgium
Series: Moments Before the Flood

Rena Effendi
Azerbaijan
Series: Still Life in the Zone

Jacqueline Hassink
The Netherlands
Series: Arab Domains

An-My Lê
Vietnam/United States
Series: 29 Palms

Joel Sternfeld
United States
Series: When it Changed

Guy Tillim
South Africa
Series: Congo Democratic


Exhibition support provided by: