Talk Past event Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Prix Pictet 2021: Fire - Panel Discussion

Update: 15/12/2021. Unfortunately, owing to unforeseen circumstances, this panel event has been cancelled.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • On-site, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Past Event

Join four Prix Pictet finalists as they discuss their photographic work ahead of the winner announcement and exhibition at the V&A. Four finalists of the Prix Pictet photography award, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Fabrice Monteiro, Carla Rippey, David Uzochukwu, will discuss their work within the context of ‘fire’, this year’s theme. Join the artists as they speak with Duncan Forbes, the V&A's Head of Photography and Sir David King, Chairman of Prix Pictet Jury ahead of the award ceremony for the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability.

This event is free, please pre-book to avoid any disappointment to attend in person at South Kensington.

As the critically important issue of global sustainability reaches a level of greater urgency, four artists shortlisted for the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet photography award discuss their work and its link to the award’s theme of ‘fire’. As Chair Stephen Barber explains, the choice of theme is timely: 'Fire has hardly been out of the news since the inferno that consumed Notre Dame in Paris in early 2019. We have seen record rainforest blazes in the Amazon, forest and bush fires in Australia and conflagrations in California. It is the fourth element. Fire destroys and it renews. Fire means survival, renewal, and economic prosperity. Yet our abuse of this most capricious of elements is the source of most of our environmental woes.'

Image: Wilfire (detail) 2015 © David Uzochukwu, Galerie Number 8, Brussels