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Riah Pryor

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Special Guest
Isabelle von Ribbentrop

Creative responses for future sustainability

“I’m not an expert like our photographers from the Prix Pictet awards. It was a hobby I always had and pursued. It was basically ingrained into our education, how important photography is in capturing life.”

Isabelle von Ribbentrop, Executive Director of Prix Pictet, Image courtesy Prix Pictet, Photo: Magnus Arrevad

Special guest Isabelle von Ribbentrop, Executive Director of the Prix Pictet photography Award, joins us as work from this year’s shortlist goes on display at the V&A.

In this week’s podcast we explore her family’s connection with the art form, the developing relevance and importance of sustainability as a subject matter and the background to this year’s theme, ‘Human’.

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About the Guest

Isabelle von Ribbentrop is Executive Director of the Prix Pictet, the world's largest photography award tackling sustainability and environmental issues. Founded by the Pictet Group in 2008, she has been instrumental in the development of the prize. This year, Prix Pictet is celebrating its 10th Cycle with the theme, Human.

Isabelle is also Global Head of Advertising, Branding and Sponsoring, Head of London Corporate Communications and a member of the Group Communications Executive Committee at the Pictet Group. Her overall responsibilities include advertising, branding and corporate identity, social media and Podcast, film and photography, events advisory and strategic philanthropy.

Prior to joining Pictet, Isabelle founded the Elisabeth von Senden Stiftung with her father and brother named after her late mother. The purpose of the foundation is the psychological support for tumor patients. She is responsible for fundraising and marketing in order to donate money to various oncology wards.

Isabelle is a Board Member of the Photographs Acquisition Group at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and a member on the King's College Campaign Board that has an ambitious campaign to raise £750 million in philanthropy for transformative projects. Campaign Board members, serve as ambassadors for the Campaign, supporting personally and through engaging their networks of contacts to deliver significant philanthropic support.

Isabelle is also a Committee Member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. In 2022

Isabelle was asked to be a Judge of the AOP Photography Awards.

Isabelle holds a BA Hons in History, Politics and Philosophy from the Humboldt University, Berlin and an MA in Imperial and Commonwealth History from King's College, London.

About the Host
Riah Pryor is an investigative journalist and author specialising in the relationship between art and law, supported by her experience working at New Scotland Yard's Art and Antiques Unit. She previously worked at The Art Newspaper as Art Market Assistant Editor and continues to write for them on a freelance basis, in addition to report writing and editorial consultancy for a range of art market clients.
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