Prix Pictet

Prix Pictet is a global prize that aims to highlight sustainability and environmental issues through photography.

Founded by the Pictet Group in 2008, the Prix Pictet prize is awarded to the photographer who has produced a series of work that is both artistically outstanding and presents a compelling narrative related to the theme of the award.

Photographers are nominated by a group of leading experts – critics, curators, journalists and gallerists – who each propose photographers for consideration by an independent jury. Each cycle of the Prix Pictet tours the world, bringing the work of the shortlisted photographers before a wide international audience.

Twelve photographers are shortlisted for the prize and have their work exhibited in the V&A's Porter Gallery.

Prix Pictet Human, 2023

Now in its tenth cycle, 2023's Prix Pictet prize theme is 'Human'. Inviting us to engage deeply with our shared humanity, it sheds light on critical issues affecting out planet and its inhabitants.

Prix Pictet Fire, 2021

The theme for 2021's prize was 'Fire'. Winner Sally Mann received the prize for her series Blackwater.

Prix Pictet Hope, 2019

The theme for the prize in 2019 was 'Hope'. The winner, Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali, received the eighth Prix Pictet for her series Ça va aller (it will be ok).

Perhaps in our ability to carry on in adversity lies hope for us all. Hope that, despite the catastrophic damage that we have visited upon the natural world and upon the lives our most vulnerable citizens, it is not too late to reverse the damage that we have done.

Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), Honorary Founding President of Prix Pictet

You can explore the 'Hope' exhibition online on the Prix Pictet website.

Prix Pictet Space, 2017

The theme for the 2017 cycle was 'Space'. Of the twelve photographers shortlisted, Richard Mosse was announced as the winner of the prize for his series Heat Maps.

Header image: Idomeni, Richard Mosse, 2016, Idomeni, Greece. © Prix Pictet Space