From September 12 to 30, 2018
EPFL ArtLab is pleased and honoured to welcome the Prix Pictet, Prize for Photography and Sustainability. Works by the twelve of the outstanding photographers shortlisted for the prize, revolving around this years’ theme Space.
The Prix Pictet is an international award in photography and sustainability. The mandate of the award is to use the power of photography to communicate messages about sustainability to a global audience. Its goal is to uncover photography of the highest order, applied to current social and environmental challenges.
The Irish photographer Richard Mosse is the seventh laureate of the Prix Pictet. He was selected for his Heat Maps series, (2016-17) in which he documented refugee camps with a military-grade thermal camera that detects body heat.
The twelve 2017 shortlisted photographers are:
- Mandy Barker [b. 1964, UK] based in Leeds
- Saskia Groneberg [b. 1985, Germany] based in Munich
- Beate Gütschow [b. 1970, Germany] based in Berlin and Cologne
- Rinko Kawauchi [b. 1972, Japan] based in Tokyo
- Benny Lam [b. 1967, Hong Kong] lives and works in Hong Kong
- Richard Mosse [b. 1980, Ireland] based in New York City and Ireland
- Sohei Nishino [b. 1982, Japan] based in Tokyo
- Sergey Ponomarev [b. 1980, Russia] based in Moscow
- Thomas Ruff [b. 1958, Germany] based in Düsseldorf
- Munem Wasif [b. 1983, Bangladesh] based in Dhaka
- Pavel Wolberg [b. 1966, Russia] based in Tel Aviv
- Michael Wolf [b. 1954, Germany] based in Hong Kong