1983 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, Germany
1995 Epica Award, Paris/Düsseldorf
1996 Kodak International Panther Awards, Roscester, USA
1996 Epica Award, Paris/Stuttgart
1997 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2001 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, New York
2001 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2005 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany
2005 Red Dot Award
2005 IF Design Award
2005 German Designers Club Award
2006 International Kodak Photo Award
2007 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Gemany
2007 Merit Award, German – Japan Exchange Exhibition
2016 Gregor International Silver Award, Germany
2017 Award of Excellence (Publikumsfavorit), Gregor International, Germany
Richard Fischer was nominated for the Prix Pictet Third Cycle launched at Les Rencontres d’ Arles, 2010.
He was nominated by Prix Pictet Photography Advisor Francis Hodgson, who is photographic critic of the London based Financial Times, also former head of Photographs at Sotherby’s, London. A specialist in photography of many years standing, he is unusual in having worked at a senior level both in the cultural and in the commercial aspects of photography.
Launched in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Picket & Cie, the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. It has a unique vital mandate – to use the power of photography to communicate vital messages to a global audience. The goal is to uncover art of the highest order, applied to confront the pressing social and environmental challenges of the new millennium.
The prize currently plays to a global audience of over 400 million. The exhibitions of photographs shortlisted for the cycles of the Prix Pictet have toured the world, so far they have been shown in Paris, Thessaloniki, Dubai, Hong Kong, Eindhoven, Dresden, Bonn, London, Berlin, Lausanne, Geneva, Dublin and Moscow. Further exhibitions are planned.
As Kofi Annan, the Prix Pictet’s Honorary President, wrote in his recent forward to Earth – the book of the second Prix Pictet: „Together these photographs by the artists shortlisted for the Prix Pictet highlight the beauty of the earth we share. But they also expose the damage, deliberately or carelessly, we are inflicting on our own environment. So these images are a celebration and a reminder of the urged need to change our ways.“