Internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, activist and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Shahidul Alam has been selected as one of the 12 photographers shortlisted for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability.
The award will be presented to the winner on 13 November 2019, with the opening of an exhibition of works by the photographers at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK, said a press release issued on Monday.
The theme for this year’s Prix Pictet is ‘Hope’, offering a wide range of creative possibilities and a strong set of connections to the Prix Pictet’s overriding theme of sustainability.
Shahidul has been shortlisted for his series titled ‘Still She Smiles, 2014’. The other shortlisted photographers are Joana Choumali (Côte d’Ivoire), Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Namibia), Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan), Lucas Foglia (United States), Janelle Lynch (United States), Ross McDonnell (Ireland), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Ivor Prickett (Ireland), Robin Rhode (South Africa), Awoiska van der Molen (Netherlands) and Alexia Webster (South Africa), reads the release.
Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability.
To date there have been a total of seven cycles of the award each highlighting a particular facet of sustainability.
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