Robert Adams has been short-listed for the prestigious Prix Pictet global award in photography and sustainability. The jury, which included Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of The Financial Times, and photographer Mitch Epstein, among others, singled out Turning Back, a body of work by Adams that deals explicitly with the forestry practice of clearcutting.
The theme of the fourth cycle of the Prix Pictet is Power which as a theme has great creative reach. Power embraces contradiction and paradox in equal measure. The same forces that result in disaster and despair can also generate hope and renewal. Advances in technology to generate renewable energy mean that the powers of the wind, the sea and the sun can now be converted into sustainable forms of energy.
—from the Prix Pictet website.
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