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The inaugural Prix Pictet photography award has been won by Canadian Benoit Aquin for his series of images depicting desertification in China entitled "The Chinese Dust Bowl".

Organizers of the competition, which is worth 100,000 Swiss francs ($86,000) to the winner, hope that the award will cultivate greater environmental awareness.

Aquin, a photojournalist and landscape photographer, says that his images of China record the results of the largest conversion of productive land into sand anywhere in the world. Read full article »

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