Benoit Aquin wins Prix Pictet

Canadian photographer Benoit Aquin wins the Prix Pictet, an award established for photographic excellence in sustainability. Monocle has a small clip of the winner, if you can get through the music. The winner makes two interesting points: the unsustainable agricultural practices going on in China (something I had no idea was happening) and the new market for this type of work – photography that focuses on the environment.

This year's theme for the competition was water. Some of the photos are really quite amazing!

Pictet is a wealth and asset management group. I think that might mean "bank" but they seem to be committed to the promotion of sustainability in both business and the environment.


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