Dr Rory Bester invited to join the Global Nominator panel for the Prix Pictet
Dr Rory Bester has been invited to join the Global Nominator Panel for the Prix Pictet, the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability.
Entry is by nomination only, with each member of the panel of experts – critics, curators, journalists and gallerists – proposing up to five photographers for consideration by the independent jury. Previous winners have included Benoit Aquin, Nadav Kander, Mitch Epstein, Luc Delahaye, Michael Schmidt and Valérie Belin. While no South Africans have won the prize, a number have been shortlisted over the previous six cycles, including Pieter Hugo, Gideon Mendel, Brent Stirton, and Guy Tillim (twice).
Below: Gideon Mendel, Shirley Armitage, Moorland Village, Somerset, United Kingdom (2014), Digital C-Print,100 x 100 cm; Gideon Mendel, Christa and Salomon Raymond Fils, Decade Village, Haiti (2008), Digital C-Print, 100 x 100 cm