Thursday, October 30, 2008

Canadian wins the Prix Pictet photo competition

Check out this slideshow.

A major new global prize celebrating the work of both professional and amateur photographers has been awarded in Paris.

The Prix Pictet is the first competition of its type to focus on the global issue of 'sustainability' - and, this year in particular, on water.

The winner of 100,000 Swiss francs (£53,000) is the Canadian photographer Benoit Aquin.
Montreal-based Aquin's series of photos is called "The Chinese 'Dust Bowl'" which is about human-induced desertification due to over-grazing and other unsustainable practices.

Tip of the hat to Manzur Malik for the slideshow.

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