PRIX PICTET PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE SHORT LIST RELEASED

September 23, 2009
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The theme for the Prix Pictet 2009 was Earth. ‘Earth’ in this context refers not only to the planet and the soil beneath our feet, but also to the marks that man makes on the face of the land – either directly by creating mines, toxic waste, vast refuse dumps and blasted desert landscapes; or indirectly, through the scars left by fire, flood or famine. It also refers to the impact of natural disasters: earthquakes, landslides and volcanoes. After much deliberation this year’s selection jury released its Short List of nominees for the prize: Darren Almond, Christopher Anderson, Sammy Baloji, Edward Burtynsky, Andreas Gursky, Naoya Hatakeyama, Nadav Kander, Ed Kashi, Abbas Kowsari, Yao Lu, Edgar Martins and Chris Steele-Perkins. For more information about the word and these nominees, visit: www.prixpictet.com

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