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Good Intentions and Big Inventions

BY HG Masters

Art can be put to good use besides embellishing egos and mansions: that is the message of three recently established art prizes. Concerned about global climate change, the private Swiss bank Pictet & Cie announced on July 12 the shortlist for the first Prix Pictet, a CHF 100,000 (USD 96,700) prize for a photographer whose work focuses on issues of global sustainability. Among the 18 photographers on the list are the esteemed Iranian-French photojournalist Reza Deghati and 25-year-old Bangladeshi Munem Wasif. An exhibition of theā€¦

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