Candlestar is the producer of the Prix Pictet prize in photography and sustainability and is responsible for all aspects of the production, development and management of the award. Since it was launched in 2008 the Prix Pictet has become one of the world’s leading photography prizes.
As well as acting as the Secretariat for the prize, Candlestar manages all of the administrative, artistic, logistical and curatorial aspects of the award. To help run the prize in a swift and effective way our team developed a sophisticated online system for handling nominations, submissions and judging.
We curate and manage a high-quality global exhibition tour of works by the shortlisted artists. Over the last four years we have worked with leading galleries and museums to create 52 shows in 23 different cities. We also develop a range of accompanying events including talks, debates, private views and tours.
Working closely with artists, judges, nominators, advisors, Gallery and Museum directors, curators, media partners, PR companies, graphic designers, space designers, web designers, publishers, shipping companies, production firms – Candlestar has made the Prix Pictet one of the most important photography prizes worldwide.
Candlestar is responsible for the editorial and management of the production of books on each theme and the Commission.
Photograph: Luc Delahaye, 132nd Ordinary Meeting of the Conference, OPEC headquarters, Vienna, Austria, 15 September 2004, Series: Various works: 2008 – 2011 (detail)