Prix Pictet: Hope
Espace Le Genois, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
The Prix Pictet is the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability. Its purpose is to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to critical sustainability issues that threaten humanity; and the planet that we share with the rest of the natural world.
The eighth cycle of the award takes the theme of hope, a subject that the late Kofi Annan, President of the Prix Pictet, touched on in his closing remarks at the Prix Pictet awards ceremony in November 2017: “It is perhaps in the ability to carry on in adversity that there lies hope for us all”. Sir David King, Chairman of the Prix Pictet Jury, builds on this idea in the foreword of the Hope book, where he writes of the “hope that despite all the evidence to the contrary there is the vision, leadership and creative will to keep on trying”.