‘SOCAR oil fields #1a & # 1b (diptych)’ (from oil fields series) by edward burtynsky, 2006

while most photography competition only aim to award the most talented artists, the prix pictet also tries to raise awareness. by focusing on a theme, the competition uses the medium of photography to ‘bring the message of sustainability to a global audience and mobilize public opinion for change’. this year the competition theme is water. the finalist have been selected and the winner will be announced later in the fall based on a jury and public voting. http://www.prixpictet.com

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘untitled 01’ (from the chinese ‘dust bowl’ series) by benoit aquin, 2006

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘dernière danse sur la fleuve amour’ by reza deghati, 1999

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘remains of a home, ninth ward neighborhood’ (from in katrina’s wake series) by chris jordan

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘west – the barents sea’ by thomas joshua cooper, 2004

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘inflatable home’ (from nomadographies series) by mary mattingly, 2008

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘terminal mirage 18’ (from terminal mirage series) by david maisel, 2003

prix pictet raises awareness through photopraphy ‘the observer and the observed no. 6’ (from the observer and the observed series) by susan derges, 1991

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