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Recap: Prix Pictet: Power Opening Reception

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

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Opening Reception for Prix Pictet: Power. Image courtesy Allison Kruger Pierce.

Long edge

Luc Delahaye, Ambush, Ramadi, Iraq, July 22, 2006; from Various works: 2008–2011

On December 5, Aperture hosted the opening reception for Prix Pictet: Power, an exhibition honoring the Pictet global award in photography and sustainability. Power, the theme of this year’s award, has enormous creative reach, embracing both hope and despair in equal measure. Over two hundred nominators worldwide recommended almost 650 photographers from seventy-six countries, many of whom presented images that are both awe-inspiring and disturbing.

Luc Delahaye, Ambush, Ramadi, Iraq, July 22, 2006; from Various works: 2008–2011

The exhibition features work by this year’s award winner, French photographer Luc Delahaye, and by eleven short-listed photographers. The short list includes Robert Adams (United States), Daniel Beltrá (Spain/United States), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France), Philippe Chancel (France), Edmund Clark (United Kingdom), Carl De Keyzer (Belgium), Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan/Egypt), Jacqueline Hassink (the Netherlands), An-My Lê (Vietnam/United States), Joel Sternfeld (United States), and Guy Tillim (South Africa).

Prix Pictet: Power will be on view at Aperture Gallery until January 30, 2014.