Canada’s Benoit Aquim Wins $90,000 in Prix Pictet

Canada�s Benoit Aquim Wins $90,000 in Prix Pictet

Canadian photographer Benoit Aquim has won the first Prix Pictet, said to be the word’s richest photographic prize at 100,000 Swiss francs (£50,000; $90,000).

The Prix Pictet, sponsored by the Swiss bank Pictet et Cie, aims to foster environmental awareness and this year’s theme is about water.

Aquim in fact took the absence of water as his subject. He traveled to northern China to document an ecological disaster which is turning 400,000 square km of once-fertile farmland into desert.

His photographs depict people struggling in arid streets and landscapes against the dust storms which blow almost constantly in the affected area.

[Via: BBC.co.uk]
Photo: Benoit Aquim/Prix Pictet

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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