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The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world's leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photography that confronts the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. The theme of the fifth cycle and this volume is "Consumption." Consumption is a multi-faceted theme, rich with creative potential. We are all consumers. We have invented new forms of building, industrial production, farming, and energy. We have emptied the seas and ravaged the land in our relentless drive to satisfy our unquenchable desires. We have sustained this through the sometimes thoughtless exploitation of the world's poorest people. This book will showcase photographs of high artistic quality that also bear powerful messages about global sustainability.