Shortlist for 2015 Prix Pictet announced

Maxim Dondyuk, from the series 'Culture of the Confrontation', 18 February 2014, Kiev, Ukraine. Courtesy Prix Pictet

The shortlisted artists for the sixth edition of the Prix Pictet, organised under the theme Disorder, have been announced at Les Rencontres d’Arles on 10 July. Funded by the Pictet Group, one of the largest private bank in Switzerland, the prize supports photographers whose work confronts pressing social and environmental challenges. It consists of a CHF 100,000 cash prize, awarded to the winning photographer selected by the jury, as well as a commission awarded by the Partners of the Pictet Group, in which a nominated photographer is invited to undertake a field trip to a region where Pictet is supporting a sustainability project.

The shortlisted artists are: Ilit Azoulay (Israel), Valérie Belin (France), Matthew Brandt (USA), Maxim Dondyuk (Ukraine), Alixandra Fazzina (UK), Ori Gersht (Israel), John Gossage (USA), Pieter Hugo (South Africa), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Sophie Ristelhueber (France), Brent Stirton (South Africa) and Yang Yongliang (China).

The winner of the sixth Prix Pictet award will be announced by Kofi Annan at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on Thursday 12 November 2015.

13 July 2015.