Social Pictures: The launch of the Prix Pictet exhibition in Photo Museum Ireland
Many art aficionados gathered at Photo Museum Ireland in Temple Bar for the launch of Prix Pictet: Fire.
This marks the eight time The Prix Pictet has exhibited in Dublin.
When was it?
Thursday 23 March.
Where was it?
Photo Museum Ireland in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin.
Why were we there?
Running up until Saturday 29 April, Prix PictetL Fire is an exhibition that features powerful photographs exploring the pertinent topic of ‘fire’ presented by thirteen international photographers.
The exhibition showcases the world-class photography shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet, the global award with a unique commitment to promoting discussion and debate on issues of sustainability and the environment.
The bodies of work nominated for the prize all respond to the theme of ‘fire’, with the shortlisted photographers drawing on both major global events and personal experiences as inspiration. The resulting works span documentary, portraiture, landscape, collage and studies of light and process. The shortlisted photographers are based in five continents across the world.
The exhibition features established names such as Sally Mann, who documented the vast wildfires and thick smoke that consumed the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia during her visit in 2008, and Rinko Kawauchi, who photographed firework displays in Tokyo every summer from 1997-2001. They are joined by young and emerging names in photography, including David Uzochukwu, whose portraiture series In The Wake is set within an unknown landscape on fire, and Fabrice Monteiro, whose series The Prophecy addresses worldwide pollution through staged photographs of figures in costumes made of trash and natural materials.
To see more social photos from the launch of the Prix Pictet exhibition in The Photo Museum Ireland, browse through the gallery below…
Photography by Tessy Ehiguese.