Gauri Gill, Urma and Nimli, Lunkaransar,1999 – ongoing Courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the organizer has decided to change the originally announced exhibition dates.
Dec. 15, 2023—Jan. 17, 2024
- Dec. 15, 2023—Jan. 17, 2024
- Closed Mondays (except when Monday falls on a holiday, in which case the museum is open and closed the following day), New Year’s holidays (Dec. 29- Jan. 1)
The Prix Pictet is the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability. It was founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group with the goal of harnessing the power of photography to draw attention to the critical issue of global sustainability. To date, there have been ten cycles of the award, each with its own theme highlighting a particular facet of sustainability.
Prix Pictet Human showcases the work of twelve outstanding photographers shortlisted for the tenth cycle of the award. Their work constitutes a powerful exploration of the various facets of the theme Human. In their own unique way, each of the shortlisted photographers explores our shared humanity and the vast spectrum of our interactions with the world. The shortlisted portfolios span documentary, portraiture, landscape, and studies of light and process, and explore issues ranging from the plight of indigenous peoples, conflict, childhood, the collapse of economic processes, to the traces of human habitation and industrial development, gang violence, border lands, and migration. Their work evaluates our role as stewards of the planet and sheds light on the critical issues of global sustainability, the central concern of the Prix Pictet since its inception fifteen years ago.
At a ceremony at the Victoria & Albert Museum (the first stop of the international tour), in September 2023 Indian photographer Gauri Gill was announced as the winner of the Prix Pictet Human, receiving the prize of 100,000 Swiss Francs. Gill was selected from the shortlist of twelve photographers by the prize’s independent jury.
Gill’s work emphasises her belief in working with and through community, in what she calls ‘active listening’. For more than two decades, she has been closely engaged with communities in the desert of western Rajasthan, Northern India and for the last decade with Indigenous artists in Maharashtra.
The shortlisted photographers:
Hoda Afshar, Iran
Gera Artemova, Ukraine
Ragnar Axelsson, Iceland
Alessandro Cinque, Italy/Peru
Siân Davey, UK
Gauri Gill, India
Michał Łuczak, Poland
Yael Martínez, Mexico
Richard Renaldi, US
Federico Ríos Escobar, Colombia
Vanessa Winship, UK/Bulgaria
Vasantha Yogananthan, France
Organized by Prix Pictet
Co-organized by Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)