Navigating the theme of Space, the seventh edition of international photography prize Prix Pictet investigates pressing global subjects such overpopulation, borders, air pollution and the digital age.
For example, winner Richard Mosse’s Heat Maps document the refugee and migration situation in Europe, the Middle East and north Africa using a thermographic camera, whilst Beate Gütschow’s S Series presents fictional cityscapes of utopian architecture. Featured above, Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf looks to ideas of overcrowding and daily life in the metropolis.
The finalists – whose works are on view at Flowers Gallery, New York – are: Mandy Barker, Saskia Groneberg, Beate Gütschow, Rinko Kawauchi, Benny Lam, Richard Mosse, Sohei Nishin, Sergey Ponomarev, Thomas Ruff, Munem Wasif, Pavel Wolberg and Michael Wolf.
The show opens 1 November. Find out more here.
1. Beate Gütschow, S #24, 2007.
2. Michael Wolf, tokyo compression 18. (2010). Courtesy of the artist and Prix Pictet Space.
3. Beate Gütschow, S.