Karen Knorr has been nominated for the eighth edition of the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability.
Entry to the prize is solely by nomination. Karen Knorr was nominated for the series Monogatari, 2012-2017.
Created in 2008, the Prix Pictet was founded with the aim of uncovering outstanding photography applied to confront the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. For ten years, Prix Pictet has been inviting photographers and artists to tackle multi-faceted themes on the topic of sustainability. During its first decade, some 4,200 photographers have presented over 28,000 images to the jury. Each cycle of the award includes a major international tour of the works shortlisted by the jury. To date there have been 92 exhibitions in 40 cities across the world.
The Prix Pictet is an award of 100,000 Swiss Francs to the photographer who, in the opinion of the independent jury, has produced a series of work that is both artistically outstanding and presents a compelling narrative related to the theme of the award. The Prix Pictet is administered by cultural consultancy Candlestar, London.
For each cycle of the Prix Pictet there is a distinct sustainability theme. The first seven themes were Water, Earth, Growth, Power, Consumption Disorder and Space. The theme for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Hope – a theme that offers a wide range of creative possibilities and a strong set of connections to the Prix Pictet’s overriding theme of sustainability. It is time to examine some of the positive actions on sustainability that are beginning to emerge by contrast with the alarming analysis that constantly assails us in the global media.