Sally Mann wins Prix pictet

Sally Mann is the winner of the 2021 9th Prix Pictet, at a ceremony at Victoria and Albert Museum  in London on December 15, 2021.

It aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, particularly concerning the environment. The thematic focus of this award cycle is “fire.” Mann has been recognized for her Blackwater series (2008–12), a multifaceted exploration of the Great Dismal Swamp, which spans the border of Virginia and North Carolina. Viewed by the artist as “a vessel for the memories of the complex struggles enacted upon it,” the swamp was long a treacherous refuge for people escaping slavery, and had been devastated by wildfires by the time Mann photographed it.

Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Blackwater 3
2008-2012
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© Sally Mann

Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Blackwater 9
2008-2012
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© Sally Mann
Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Blackwater 25
2008-2012
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© Sally Mann
Sally Mann (American, b. 1951)
Blackwater 20
2008-2012
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© Sally Mann
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