Prix Pictet: Fire
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Exhibition: 23 Mar – 29 Apr 2023
Thu 23 Mar 18:00
PHOTO MUSEUM IRELAND
Meeting House Square
D02 X406 Dublin
The Irish premiere exhibition of 'Prix Pictet: Fire' presents powerful
photographs exploring the pertinent topic of 'Fire' by thirteen international photographers.
The free exhibition features Sally Mann's award winning art pieces, together
with work by 13 acclaimed artists from Austria, Belgium, Benin, Cambodia, Japan, Lebanon,
Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, USA addressing issues of climate change and
sustainability across the globe.
'Prix Pictet: Fire' is the ninth edition of the Prix Pictet Prize, which harnesses the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability and the environment. The Prix Pictet Prize is an important presence in the international art sector. It has played an important role in highlighting the issue of the environment and sustainability. Prix Pictet has led the way in promoting the work of photographers from Africa and Asia, challenging and rethinking the power dynamics of the international art world.
About the Prize: The Prix Pictet is a global award with a unique commitment to promoting discussion and debate on issues of sustainability and the environment. The bodies of work nominated for the prize all respond to the theme of 'fire', with the shortlisted photographers drawing on both major global events and personal experiences as inspiration. The resulting works span documentary, portraiture, landscape, collage and studies of light and process.
The shortlisted photographers are based in five continents across the world. American
photographer Sally Mann was presented with the award for her series Blackwater
(2008-2012). 'Prix Pictet: Fire' features other established photographers including Rinko
Kawauchi who photographed firework displays throughout summers in Japan, and Christian
Marclay whose series of photographic prints began as small-scale collages featuring
fragments from comic books, movie stills and images found on the internet. They are joined
by young and emerging names in photography, including David Uzochukwu, whose
portraiture series In The Wake is set within an unknown landscape on fire.
A fully illustrated booklet detailing the works in the exhibition is available free of charge to visitors and school groups. A major book features over 100 contemporary masterpieces drawn from the global call available to purchase.