Thursday, October 29, 2009
Isreal born photographer Nadav Kander first caught my eye in the NYTimes Magazine's 52 page full color portrait series entitled "Obama's People." Insightful portraiture or striking landscapes, his work seems patient and urgent.
Kander has just been announced as the winner of the prestigious Prix Pictet 2009. He was chosen from a shortlist of 12 nominees that included Ed Kashi, Christopher Anderson, Edward Burtynsky, Andreas Gursky and Naoya Hatakeyama. The award was presented in Paris at the Passage de Retz by Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet.
About Prix Pictet:
"Sponsored by the Geneva private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet is the world’s first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate crucial messages to a global audience; and it has a unique goal – art of the highest order, applied to the immense social and environmental threats of the new millennium."