The global award in photography and sustainability

Power Commission

With each Prix Pictet award, Pictet supports a charity whose work reflects the theme of the prize. Simon Norfolk will visit Afghanistan with the support of Medair’s Afghan and international staff working on the ground.

Active in Afghanistan since 1996, Medair helps communities survive such disasters as droughts, floods and landslides, but stays to teach and implement Disaster Risk Reduction strategies, such as flood prevention infrastructure, so that communities have the power to protect themselves from subsequent threats. The photographs produced for the Commission were previewed at Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2013 and a video slideshow was also shown at Somerset House, London, as part of The Commissions exhibtions in October 2013.

The work