Prix Pictet New Theme and Museum Partnership Announcement
Last 4 July 2013 during the opening week of Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, Prix Pictet announced at a special evening screening that Consumption will be the theme for its fifth edition. During the event, held at the Théâtre Antique, Simon Norfolk, winner of the Commission for the fourth edition, showed for the first time an excerpt of The Disaster Season, photographs made during his trips to Afghanistan, which has been exhibited at Somerset House later in October 2013.
Two major museum partnerships were also announced at the event, with the V&A in London and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In November 2013 Prix Pictet announced the Shortlist for Consumption at the Musée d’Art Moderne, while the Award Ceremony and Exhibition will be hosted at the V&A in May 2014.
The photographers selected for the sixth cycle of Prix Pictet will be showcased at the Musée d’Art Moderne in November 2015.