Thursday, October 22, 2009

Brilliant News!

There is great news out of Paris today. The Prix Pictet Award was announced and the photographer Nadav Kandar won the grand prize! Ed Kashi was the runner up with a commission to work with and document the efforts of Azafady, a UK charity and registered NGO, in Madagascar. We are still thrilled to have been shortlisted by the Prix Pictet, but we are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to work with Azafady.

The Prix Pictet is an extraordinarily prestigious prize that knows powerful art has a powerful impact. Their agenda is so focused, the panel of judges so impressive, that to be nominated is an honor. It is truly a league of its own. Saying we’re honored is not half hearted or out of ceremony: we are flattered. What is possibly more of an honor is for them to commission Ed, to acknowledge his work as forceful and partner with him to raise awareness about the environmental degradation in Madagascar and highlight solutions that are being initiated by Azafady.

Please follow this link to read more about what's ahead for Ed.

Thank You Pictet!

Thank you, London Times, as well, for the great coverage we received last Sunday before today's event. Below is the spread they published. It came out wonderfully.

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