Press Release:

Prix Pictet Global Photography Exhibition Opens at V&A in London

Winner of 100,000 Swiss Franc Prix Pictet
Announced by Kofi Annan Wednesday 21 May 2014

© Prix Pictet Ltd 2013/14
Hong Hao
Hong Hao, My Things No. 1, 2001, Beijing, Series: My Things
Abraham Oghobase
Abraham Oghobase, Untitled, 2012, Lagos, Series: Untitled 2012
Adam Bartos
Adam Bartos, Ernie & Mattress, 2008, New York State, Series: Yard Sale
Adam Bartos
Adam Bartos, Honda Wheel, 2008, New York State, Series: Yard Sale
Allan Sekula
Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports. American President Lines terminal. Los Angeles harbour, November 1992, San Pedro, California. Series: Fish Story, Christopher Grimes Gallery
Allan Sekula
Allan Sekula, Shop occupied by women clerks for eighteen months in dispute over pay. Rúa Príncipe, May 1992, Vigo, Galicia, Spain, Series: Fish Story, Christopher Grimes Gallery
Boris Mikhailov
Boris Mikhailov, Untitled, 2000-2010, Kharkov ,Ukraine, Series: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino
Boris Mikhailov
Boris Mikhailov, Untitled, 2000-2010, Kharkov ,Ukraine, Series: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino
Abraham Oghobase
Abraham Oghobase, Fuel Subsidy Protest, 2012, Lagos, Series: Fuel Subsidy Protest
Hong Hao
Hong Hao, My Things No. 7, 2004, Beijing, Series: My Things
Juan Fernando Herrán
Juan Fernando Herrán, Transits, 2008, Medellín, Colombia, Series: Escalas
Juan Fernando Herran
Juan Fernando Herran, Untitled (mud), 2009, Medellín, Colombia Series: Escalas
Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons, The Love Doll / Day 22 (20 Pounds of Jewellery), 2010, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA, Series: The Love Doll, Courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery, London
Laurie Simmons
Laurie Simmons, The Love Doll / Day 27/Day 1 (New in Box), 2010, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA, Series: The Love Doll, Courtesy of Wilkinson Gallery, London
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt, Lebensmittel, 2006-2010, everywhere, Series: Lebensmittel © Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt, Lebensmittel, 2006-2010, everywhere, Series: Lebensmittel ©Michael Schmidt
Mishka Henner
Mishka Henner, Coronado Feeders, Dalhart, Texas., 2013, Dalhart, Texas. Series: Beef & Oil
Mishka Henner
Mishka Henner, Levelland Oil Field, Hockley County, Texas, 2013, Hockley County, Texas, Series: Beef & Oil
Motoyuki Daifu
Motoyuki Daifu, Project Family #02, 2009, Kanagawa, Japan, Series: Project Family
Motoyuki Daifu
Motoyuki Daifu, Project Family #10, 2007, Kanagawa, Japan, Series: Project Family
Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Almerisa, Asylumseekerscenter Leiden, March 14, 1994, 1994, Holland, Series: Almerisa, Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery
Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Almerisa, Leidschendam, June 25, 2003, 2003, Holland Series: Almerisa, Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

LONDON, 11 February 2014 - Work by eleven of the world’s leading photographers from five continents will go on show at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in the 2014 Prix Pictet exhibition, opening on 22 May 2014.

Centred around the theme of ‘consumption’, Prix Pictet at the V&A presents seventy works by eleven top photographers from nine countries. The photographers are: Adam Bartos (United States), Motoyuki Daifu (Japan), Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Hong Hao (China), Mishka Henner (United Kingdom), Juan Fernando Herrán (Colombia), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria), Michael Schmidt (Germany), Allan Sekula (United States), and Laurie Simmons (United States).

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and Honorary President of the Prix Pictet, will announce the winner of the CHF 100,000 (GBP 67,000) prize at an award ceremony held at the V&A on 21 May, attended by the shortlisted photographers and leading figures from the world of arts and culture.

Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group in Switzerland, Prix Pictet has gained global recognition for showcasing leading photographers’ contribution to the debate about the most pressing social and environmental challenges today. The exhibition inaugurates Prix Pictet’s partnership with the V&A, the first museum in the world to collect and exhibit photography as an art form.

Prix Pictet at the V&A
22 May – 14 June 2014
V&A
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Admission Free

http://www.prixpictet.com/

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