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Judging Fire: Jeff Rosenheim

How do you judge fire? Recorded live in our exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this past December, a few hours before American photographer Sally Mann was announced the winner of this edition, Jeff Rosenhiem, Prix Pictet Fire Jury Member and Curator of Photography at the MET, tells us about sorting through hundreds of nominated photographers, his view on Fire, its role in photography and relationship to sustainability.

The Prophecy: Fabrice Monteiro

Shorltisted for Prix Pictet Fire, Beninese photographer Fabrice Monteiro discusses how his colonial ancestry, insiprations as an artist, and past modeling carreer have shaped the complex works for 'The Prophecy' - a series of powerfully staged photographs that aim to contribute to an ecological awakening.

Venice Biennale: Ilit Azoulay

Today, we bring you an on-location interview directly from the opening week of the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest art exhibition, where Prix Pictet Disorder shortlsiter Ilit Azoulay represents Israel with a new body of work called ‘Queendom’. Ilit's work at the Israel Pavilion in this 59th edition of the Biennale, which was postponed by the pendemic, is as timely as it is powerful.

Mark Ruwedel: LA Fires

Los Angeles: a city developed in a desert that's on fire. Recorded live in his exhibition ‘Haunted by the Desert’ in Large Glass Gallery, which is open in North London until the 9 July 2022, Prix Pictet Fire shortlister Mark Ruwedel tells us about four decades spent photographing LA and its surrounding ecology. Mark describes how although fire is an integral part of Southern California, over the past years climate change has made these wildfires more and more frequent and unpredictable, raising their number to over 8,000 alone last year.

Magnum Collaboration: Great Women in Photography

Join celebrated female photographers Cristina de Middel and Olivia Arthur as they explore this and much more in this special episode developed in collaboration with Magnum Photos. This episode is hosted by curator, author and host of The Great Women Artists, Katy Hessel. Held live to an audience at Somerset House during the annual photography fair Photo London this May, this panel on ‘Great Women in Photography’ marks the launch of ‘Magnum Photos X Prix Pictet: In Dialogue’ a series of talks which celebrate the 75th anniversary of Magnum Photos across the world.

Photo London: David Uzochukwu and Margaret Courtney Clarke

In a very rare occasion, today’s episode brings together two Prix Pictet shortlisted photographers, from two separate Prix Pictet cycles, in conversation with our Executive Director, Isabelle von Ribbentrop. Recorded live to an audience at Somerset House during Photo London, Namibian photographer Margaret Courtney Clarke, who was shortlisted for our 8th cycle on the theme of Hope for her series ‘Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain’ and Austrian and Nigerian photographer David Uzochukwu, who is currently shortlisted for our 9th cycle Fire for his series ‘In the Wake’, dissect technique, passion and identity.

Rencontres d'Arles: Sally Mann

Today’s episode brings you a special presentation held by Prix Pictet 'Fire' winner Sally Mann this past 8 July during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival in te south of France. In a rare public performance, Sally took the stage at the old Roman theatre and spoke of an inspirational journey through her picture making, leading up to her award-winning series Blackwater.

Ukraine: Maxim Dondyuk

As the world faces the geopolitical and economic consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, previously shortlisted Prix Pictet photographer Maxim Dondyuk has documented the devastating destruction of his home country. This summer, under special permission from the Ukranian government, Maxim left the country for the first time in over a year and a half to travel to France during the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, where he delivered a powerful presentation and urgent appeal in the town’s Antique Theatre. We caught him at the Van Gogh Foundation in Arles, where he told us about photographing a war-torn Ukraine.