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Arles 2013: Simon Norfolk (Commande Pictet)

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Prix Pictet Commission choose to the UK photographer Simon Norfolk, who undertake a field trip to Afghanistan where Pictet & Cie are supporting the work of Medair, the Swiss-based humanitarian organisation, in the forgotten region of Bamyan Province in Afghanistan. Prix Pictet awarded the 40,000 Swiss Francs (40,000 dollars, £27,000, €30,000). With each Prix Pictet award, Pictet supports a charity whose work reflects the theme of the prize in that cycle. Simon Norfolk visited Afghanistan with the support of Medair’s Afghan and international staff working on the ground. The photographs produced for the Commission is previewed at Les Rencontres d’Arles and will then be exhibited in London.

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