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East Wing is proud to present the fifth cycle of Prix Pictet “Consumption”,  the exhibition features the work of the eleven shortlisted photographers  – this will mark the third occasion on which the Prix has visited Dubai. 

This year’s Shortlist of eleven photographers featured Adam Bartos (US)Motoyuki Daifu (JP)Rineke Dijkstra (NL), Hong Hao (CH), Mishka Henner (UK), Juan Fernando Herrán (CO)Boris Mikhailov (UA), Abraham Oghobase (NG)Allan Sekula (US), Laurie Simmons (US) and winner Michael Schmidt (DE).

The prize was founded in 2008 by Pictet, a Swiss asset and wealth management group established in 1805. Prix Pictet has gained global recognition for showcasing leading photographers’ contribution to the debate about the most pressing social and environmental challenges today. Since its inception, nearly 70 of the world’s leading photographers have been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet. The four previous laureates were Benoît AquinNadav KanderMitch Epstein and Luc Delahaye.

Earlier this year at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Kofi Annan, Honorary President of Prix Pictet, announced that the German photographer Michael Schmidt had won Prix Pictet Consumption for Lebensmittel his monumental survey of the food industry. The exhibition then toured to Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Turin, Zurich, Luxemborug, Munich, Mexico and will visit Brussels in the new year. Sadly, Michael Schmidt died on 24 May, just three days after having won the Prix Pictet, his first international award.