Shortlist announced for world's top photography prize
The shortlist of twelve photographers selected for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, was announced Thursday 4 July 2019, at a presentation at the opening of Les Rencontres d’Arles International Photography Festival.
The shortlisted photographers are:
Shahidul Alam, born 1955 Bangladesh, based in Dhaka
Joana Choumali, born 1974 Côte d’Ivoire, based in Abidjan
Margaret Courtney-Clarke, born 1949 Nam…
JOANA CHOUMALI, PRIX PICTET 2019 - FIRST AFRICAN WINNER OF 100,000 SWISS FRANC (£80,000, US$100,000)
45 year-old Joana Choumali from Côte d’Ivoire was announced as winner of the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, with a theme of Hope. She is the first ever African winner of the Prix Pictet.
Born in 1974 and based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Joana Choumali works on conceptual portraits, mixed media and documentary photography. Winner of the CapPrize Award (2014), Emerging Photographer LensCulture Award (2014), Magnu…