The global award in photography and sustainability

Awarded Commitment – The Commissions, Noorderlicht, Groningen


13 April - 20 May 2012

The Prix Pictet Commission, awarded by the Partners of Pictet & Cie, is an invitation to one of the photographers shortlisted for the Prix Pictet to undertake a field trip to a region where the bank is supporting a sustainability project. Each of the artists who have completed the first three commissions has a particular story to tell about the devastating impact of climate change and of the crucial importance of sustainability projects.

Previous commissions include the Growth Commission – awarded to Chris Jordan who created the resulting publication Ushirikiano: Building a Sustainable Future in Kenya’s Northern Rangelands, the Earth CommissionEd Kashi who produced the work Madagascar, A Land Out of Balance, and our first commission, Water, awarded to Munem Wasif which resulted in Salt Water Tears: Lives Left Behind in Satkhira, Bangladesh.