Human.Kind – A new look at humanitarian photography through 10 editions of the Prix Pictet
In partnership with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Introduction by Pascal Hufschmid, Executive Director of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
William A. Ewing is an author, lecturer and curator of photography. Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne from 1996 to 2010, his many publications on photography include The Body ( 1994 ), Civilization ( 2018 ) and Flora Photographica ( 2022 ) with Danaé Panchaud, published by Thames & Hudson.
Elisa Rusca is an Art historian, writer, and curator currently director of exhibitions and collections at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. Her Alma Mater is Goldsmiths, University of London. She is editor and contributor for the Italian pages of Kunstbulletin.
From one crisis to the next, the images that make the news look the same. Yet the reality in the field is always more complex than its representation. How can we imagine a new form of humanitarian photography? Human. Kind presents 30 photographers from around the world, selected from the 3,000 applicants to the PrixPictet since its creation in 2008. Their works address major humanitarian issues,but in different ways. What these photographers have in common? The kindness oftheir perspective. The participants to this event will also be entitled to register a private guided tour by William A. Ewing and Elisa Rusca on November 4 (10 am -12 pm), limited number of participants.
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