The Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia, is Milan’s only permanent space dedicated exclusively to photography. The gallery will be showing a selection from the portfolios shortlisted for the 2009 prize, on the theme of Earth, together with a selection of works produced by Ed Kashi for the Earth Commission. The Prix Pictet ‘Earth’ exhibition has so far visited the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai, the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, the Moscow House of Photography, and Caprice Horn Gallery in Berlin. Earlier this summer the Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne staged a special showcase exhibition featuring the work of four laureates of the Prix Pictet - Benoit Aquin, Nadav Kander, Ed Kashi and Munem Wasif. Later in the autumn the 2009 shortlist exhibition will be shown at the Delegación de Asturias in Madrid where it will form the centrepiece of a month long festival on art and the environment. The Prix Pictet tour will then complete its run at Religare Arts Foundation in Delhi in early December.
Madagascar, A Land Out of Balance, the Earth Commission by Ed Kashi, was first exhibited at Diemar/Noble Photography in London in March 2010. Kashi’s Commission photographs have also been exhibited in Bonn and Lausanne.