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Central Bank of The Bahamas and TERN Gallery, Nassau, Bahamas, are thrilled to be partnering with Pictet Group to host the latest Prix Pictet. The prize is the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability, 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, a topic at the forefront of concern to all Caribbean peoples.
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 and one aligned with the interests of the people of The Bahamas, a low lying seabound nation threatened by rising sea levels and ever- strengthening catastrophic weather systems, as well as many of the other noted above.

The exhibiting artist are as follows:

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


Yael Martinez

Abuelo Estrella, 2021

Courtesy the artist and Magnum Photos,
and Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City

To accompany the exhibition, Hatje Cantz are publishing a book featuring the shortlisted photographers together with a selection of outstanding images from a wider group of those nominated for the award. The publication features essays by the historian David Christian and writer Meehan Crist and an interview with photographer Sebastião Salgado, the great champion of humanitarian photography, by Michael Benson, the Director of the Prix Pictet.

November 27, until December 15, 2023


Gauri Gill

Jannat, Barmer


Courtesy the artist and 
and James Cohan, New York

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