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Director of Impressions appointed as Nominator for Prix Pictet

Fri, 13th Jan, 2012

Anne McNeill, Director of Impressions Gallery has been invited to nominate for the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability.

The Prix Pictet has a unique mandate - to uncover art of the highest order, applied to confront the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium. The prize currently plays to a global audience of over 400 million, with the exhibitions of photographs shortlisted for the three cycles of the Prix Pictet having toured the world and so far been shown in Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Dubai, Dublin, Eindhoven, Geneva,  Paris, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Madrid,  Milan, Moscow, New Delhi and Thessaloniki.

Each year the award is centered on a distinct theme, the inaugural theme was Water, followed by Earth and Growth. The fourth theme of the Prix will be Power. Power as a theme has enormous breadth, embracing contradiction and paradox in equal measure. As a theme it is positive and negative. In short, ‘Power’ has the potential to uncover images and issues that are both awe-inspiring and disturbing.

The nominators for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics.

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Mitch Epstein was awarded the prize in 2011 for his series entitled American Power

Mitch Epstein was awarded the prize in 2011 for his series entitled American Power