The Prix Pictet, launched by the Swiss Private Bank Pictet & Cie, showcases photography that deals with the key issue of global sustainability. Now in its third cycle, the current Prix Pictet highlights the theme of growth. Although an engine for economic development, growth (in excess) can compromise human existence and endanger the planet. This controversial topic is explored in depth by the many artists who were nominated for the Prize and by the twelve talented artists who the expert independent jury shortlisted for the award. The results of unbridled growth and ceaseless development are portrayed to thought-provoking and aesthetic effect.
The twelve shorlist photographers are: Christian Als, Edward Burtynsky, Stéphane Couturier, Mitch Epstein, Chris Jordan, Yeondo Jung, Vera Lutter, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, Taiyn Struch, Thomas Struth, Guy Tillim, and Michael Wolf.