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12 Photographers Selected as Finalists for Prix Pictet

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Twelve photographers have been selected as the finalists of the Prix Pictet photography award’s seventh edition.

The works of Mandy Barker, Saskia Groneberg, Beate Guetschow, Rinko Kawauchi, Benny Lam, Richard Mosse, Wasif Munem, Sohei Nishino, Sergey Ponomarev, Thomas Ruff, Pavel Wolberg and Michael Wolf will be featured in an exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London on May 4, 2017, when the winner will be announced by Prix Pictet honorary president and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan. As with previous years, the jury will choose the winner based on the work that best exemplifies this year’s Space theme.

“The works presented for this edition of the Prix Pictet were of an exceptionally high standard,” said Sir David King, Chair of the Prix Pictet Space jury, in a statement. “The range of creative response by the some 700 photographers nominated for the award was truly remarkable. Reviewing work of such quality and diversity was no easy task, but no less fascinating for that.”

The winner of the Prix Pictet award will receive a $100,000 cash prize.

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Tokyo compression 18 From the series: Tokyo Compression, Tokyo, 2010. Michael Wolf
Tokyo compression 75 From the series: Tokyo Compression. Tokyo, 2009Michael Wolf
Ophelia medustica (Pram wheel). Specimen collected from Glouthaune shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland.Mandy Barker
Plamacina retroversta ic. III. (White plastic horse). Specimen collected from Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. From the series: ‘Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’.Mandy Barker
S # 12004173 x 146 cm Light Jet Print
S # 1, 2004.Beate Guetschow
S#11 Series: S Series 2005Beate Guetschow
Trapped 04. From the series: Subdivided Flats, 2012, Hong KongBenny Lam
Trapped 08. From the Series: Subdivided Flats, 2012, Hong Kong.Benny Lam
Ukrainian civilians stand behind a barricade as they watch at Riot police lines near the Maidan square in Kiev, 2014. From the series: Barricades, Kiev, Ukraine, 2014. Pavel Wolberg
Protestor running from tear gas during riots in the Palestinian village of Nilin in the West Bank. From the series: Barricades, 2010Pavel Wolberg
Untitled from the series of Ametsuchi Series: Ametsuchi. Aso, Kumamoto, Japan, 2012. Rinko Kawauchi
Untitled from the series of Ametsuchi Series: Ametsuchi. Aso, Kumamoto, Japan, 2012Rinko Kawauchi
From the Idomeni series: Heat Maps digital Chromogenic metallic print. Idomeni, Greece, 2016.Richard Mosse
From the Larissa series: Heat Maps digital Chromogenic metallic print. Larissa, Greece, 2016Richard Mosse
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Police on horses escort hundreds of migrants after they crossed from Croatia in Dobova, Slovenia, Tuesday October, 20, 2015.Sergey Ponomarev
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Migrants arrive by a Turkish boat near the village of Skala, on the Greek island of Lesbos. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 people to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey; he was arrested in Turkish waters. Series: Europe Migration Crisis. November 16, 2015. Sergey Ponomarev
Overgrown suit jacket and filing cabinet. Open space office, private bank, Stuttgart. Series: Büropflanze 2012. Saskia Groneberg
Foliage encroaching on blinds. Series: Büropflanze, Municipal office, Munich, 2012.Saskia Groneberg
ma.r.s.08 II. Series: ma.r.s.Thomas Ruff
ma.r.s.14. Series: ma.r.s. Thomas Ruff
Land of Undefined Territory A Series: Land of Undefined Territory Pigment Print, Bangladesh, 2014.Wasif Munem
Land of Undefined Territory A Series: Land of Undefined Territory Pigment Print, Bangladesh, 2014.Wasif Munem
Diorama Map. From the amsterdam Series: Diorama Map, Amsterdam, 2014.Sohei Nishino
Diorama Map. From the Havana series: Diorama Map, Havana, 2016.Sohei Nishino

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