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Images by photographers shortlisted for the eight cycles of the award to date appear in the new Prix Pictet book Confinement which will be published in January 2021 by teNeues.

As the world wrestles with the coronavirus crisis, an existential threat that is unparalleled in modern times, the Prix Pictet turns to photographers across the globe who since 2008 have been shortlisted for the award, to create a unique and compelling set of responses to the particular challenges posed by the pandemic.

Confinement, a new book by the Prix Pictet, presents previously unseen images by over 40 celebrated Prix Pictet photographers created in response to the pandemic. Each image presents a highly personal response to the Covid-19 crisis, accompanied by the artist’s own words.

The images are accompanied by essays by two eminent writers. The historian Peter Frankopan and the novelist Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

‘This compilation of work by 43 fine photographers from all over the world is the most far-reaching response to Covid, artistic or otherwise, that I have seen so far.”

The Arts Desk, March 2021