At a time when most businesses are forced to close or downsize, photography dealer Sarah Hasted did the unthinkable: she negotiated a handsome ground floor space at the “it” Chelsea art district location, 24th street. Her brazen attitude has certainly pai

Nov 18, 2010

by Florence Waters

The shortlist for the third Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize in photography and sustainability, has been announced. The theme for this year's edition is Growth. The winning photographer, who will receive 100,000 Swiss francs (about £63,500) will be announced by Kofi Annan at an award ceremony in Paris on Thursday 17 March 2011. The shortlisted artists are: Edward Burtynsky (Canada, 1955) Nominated for Oil, 1997-2009. Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada's most respected photographers. His imagery explores the intricate link between industry, nature and humanity's impact upon the Earth. In his Oil series Burtynsky focuses on the oil industry as a source of dread and an ongoing endangerment of man's habitat. Over a period of more than 12 years he has researched and photographed all facets of 'oil culture'. His remarkable work is included in the collections of over 50 major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.