Prix Pictet Evening Screening, Les Rencontres d’Arles
Prix Pictet held the first public preview of Simon Norfolk’s photographs, made in Afghanistan for the Power Commission, at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Each year the partners of Pictet & Cie commission a series of photographs by one of the artists nominated for the award. To complete the Power commission, Simon Norfolk undertook several field trips to the Bamyam province of Afghanistan where the Bank is supporting the work of the humanitarian charity Medair. The event has been a special evening screening taking place at the Théâtre Antique in Arles in July 2013. The theme, jury and venue for the Fifth Prix Pictet has also been announced at this event.
Simon Norfolk’s images have been exhibited in October 2013 at Somerset House in London.