John Vidal at The Guardian in the U.K. recently posted an interesting – and appreciated – reaction to the result of the Prix Pictet. As you may remember, Daniel was shortlisted as a finalist for this award but it went to Luc Delahaye instead. I can’t say we disagree with his critique.
Daniel’s entry also leads off a roundtable discussion led by the chair of the Pictet jury, Sir David King in this video:
In other news regarding the Pictet, photos from Daniel’s entry and other shortlisted photographers will be exhibited around the world into 2014, starting off with the Bernheimer Gallery in Munich. That exhibit runs until November 9th; we’ll share more news of other coming venues soon.
We’re very pleased to share with you the news that out of 643 nominees, Daniel is now one of twelve finalists on the shortlist for the Prix Pictet Award. The theme for this 4th cycle of the award is “Power.” His photograph, Oil Spill #4, was chosen on the cover of the Prix Pictet book corresponding to the exhibition that will tour internationally in 2012-2014. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Daniel is honored to be considered. He’ll be awaiting the winning announcement by Kofi Annan at the Prix Pictet’s award ceremony in London on October 9th. Our fingers are firmly crossed until then!
For those of you less familiar, the Prix Pictet, sponsored by the Swiss bank C.E. Pictet, is the world’s first prize dedicated to photography and sustainability. It has a unique mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. Entrants are nominated by a panel of photo industry leaders, heightening both the exclusivity and prestige of the winners.
After a successful and well-received exhibit at the Roca Barcelona, SPILL moved on to the Roca Madrid Gallery. Daniel returned to his native Madrid for the opening reception that was attended by well over 300 people last week. The exhibit will stay up on their walls until May 26th. Please stop by if you have a chance!
Also, thank you to Sonia Cañada and Roca for the photos!
Daniel talks with his friend and former colleague at EFE, Manuel Perez Barriopedro, who won the World Press Photo in 1981.
Last week, Daniel’s SPILL opened at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Despite some inclement weather – they don’t call it the Windy City for nothing – a nice sized crowd moseyed thru the space as part of the city’s “First Friday” art walk in the River North neighborhood.
Here are a few more photos to give you a taste of the nicely produced show that will grace CEG’s walls until the end of April. The exhibit consists of a dozen prints by Toronto Image Works of the Gulf Oil Spill photos at sizes up to 48″x60.” If you’re in the Chicagoland area or just stopping by, we hope you take the time to go down and see SPILL.
Rather than intermittently post photos from various sources of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Lucie award ceremonies from last fall, we decided to compile them into a single post to give them a better order.
Daniel accepts the award for Wildlife Photojournalist of the year from the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photography during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London.
Moments later, Daniel accepts an award for Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Beyond the honor for this recognition, it’s even cooler for the award statue being a commissioned glazed clay sculpture by Nick Mackman of a pelican (since the photo chosen was of the pelicans).
Daniel celebrates with friend Jack Dykinga, above, and with his father and brother, below.
We want to share with you some photos of SPILL’s European debut at the Roca Gallery in Barcelona late last year.
Large, borderless mounted prints are displayed in the basement level of this elegant modern building. Continue reading
In the above video, the jury of SNAP: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography discuss selecting the images for the show at the Beford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The kind words spoken of Daniel’s SPILL work are much appreciated, as always.
Two pictures from Daniel’s SPILL portfolio were included for display with the rest of the SNAP exhibit at the Bedford Gallery until February 19th.
In addition, we also found a video previewing Daniel’s presentation for the opening of the exhibit at the Aquarium of the Pacific – recently extended until February 16th – online. It isn’t embeddable, so you’ll have to click thru to watch it on their site.