Prix Pictet 2023: Human
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Exhibition: 29 Sep – 22 Oct 2023
Thu 28 Sep 16:15
V&A Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
SW7 2RL London
Daily 10-17:45; Fri 10-22
Prix Pictet Human, 2023: Panel Discussion
Thursday, 28 September 2023, 16.15 – 17.15
with finalists Vasantha Yogananthan, Vanessa Winship, Gauri Gill and Yael Martínez together with Catherine Troiano, Curator of Photography at the V&A.
Prix Pictet has announced Human as the theme for the 10th cycle of the award. The announcement was made at a presentation at the Théâtre Antique of the work of Sally Mann, Prix Pictet Laureate, as part of Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival.
Commenting on the theme, Isabelle von Ribbentrop, Executive Director, Prix Pictet, said:
We quite rightly celebrate human creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship but too often our triumphs in science, engineering and technology come at monumental cost. The human story is more often a tale of conflict and despair than of nurture, love and co-existence.
It would be easy to read the human story as one of tragic hubris. Yet it does not end here. We stand on the threshold of the future wondering which way the dice will fall. Our wager with posterity is that human ingenuity, intelligence, and resilience of spirit is powerful enough to insist upon a very different future for the human story.
Over the coming months, the Prix Pictet’s global network of over 300 nominators will identify portfolios of work that align with the theme. As always, these portfolios will be reviewed by the independent Jury. The shortlist for Human will be presented at the Rencontres d’Arles in July 2023. The tenth laureate will be announced at the opening of the award exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in September 2023.