The Prix Pictet, which is recognised as the world's leading prize for photography, aims to promote discussion and debate on issues of sustainability. Twelve photographers have made the shortlist for the seventh Prix Pictet, the theme of which is Space. The winner of the 100,000 Swiss Francs (£80,165) prize will be announced by Kofi Annan on 4 May 2017. An exhibition will go on show from 6 to 28 May 2017 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.

Prix Pictet shortlist
Sergey Ponomarev [b 1980, Russia] based in Moscow: Migrants arrive on 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. From the series: Europe Migration CrisisSergey Ponomarev
Prix Pictet shortlist
Sergey Ponomarev: Police on horses escort hundreds of migrants after they crossed from Croatia in Dobova, Slovenia. From the series: Europe Migration CrisisSergey Ponomarev
Prix Pictet shortlist
Pavel Wolberg [b 1966, Russia] based in Tel Aviv: Ukrainian civilians stand behind a barricade as they look at riot police lines near the Maidan square in Kiev, 2014. From the series: BarricadesPavel Wolberg
Prix Pictet shortlist
Pavel Wolberg: Protesters running from tear gas during riots in the Palestinian village of Nilin in the West Bank, 2010. From the series: BarricadesPavel Wolberg
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Michael Wolf [b 1954, Germany] based in Hong Kong: tokyo compression 75Michael Wolf
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Michael Wolf: tokyo compression 18Michael Wolf
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Richard Mosse [b 1980, Ireland] based in New York City and Ireland: Idomeni, Greece, 2016. From the series: Heat MapsRichard Mosse
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Richard Mosse: Larissa, Greece, 2016. From the series: Heat MapsRichard Mosse
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Benny Lam [b 1967, Hong Kong] lives and works in Hong Kong: Trapped 08. From the series: Subdivided Flats, Hong KongBenny Lam
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Benny Lam: Trapped 04. From the series: Subdivided Flats, Hong KongBenny Lam
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Wasif Munem [b 1983, Bangladesh] based in Dhaka: Land of the Undefined TerritoryWasif Munem
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Wasif Munem: Land of the Undefined TerritoryWasif Munem
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Thomas Ruff [b 1958, Germany] based in Düsseldorf: ma.r.s.14Thomas Ruff
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Thomas Ruff: ma.r.s.08 IIThomas Ruff
Prix Pictet shortlist
Sohei Nishino [b 1982, Japan] based in Tokyo: Diorama Map HavanaSohei Nishino
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Sohei Nishino: Diorama Map AmsterdamSohei Nishino
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Saskia Groneberg [b 1985, Germany] based in Munich: Foliage encroaching on blinds. From the series: Büropflanze. Municipal office, MunichSaskia Groneberg
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Saskia Groneberg: Overgrown suit jacket and filing cabinet. From the series: Büropflanze. Open space office, private bank, StuttgartSaskia Groneberg
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Rinko Kawauchi [b 1972, Japan] based in Tokyo: Untitled from the series Ametsuchi, Aso, Kumamoto, JapanRinko Kawauchi
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Rinko Kawauchi: Untitled from the series Ametsuchi, Aso, Kumamoto, JapanRinko Kawauchi
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Mandy Barker [b 1964, UK] based in Leeds: Plamacina retroversta ic. III (White plastic horse). Specimen collected from Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. From the series: ‘Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’© Prix Pictet Space/Mandy Barker
Prix Pictet shortlist
Mandy Barker: Ophelia medustica. (Pram wheel). Specimen collected from Glouthaune shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. From the series: ‘Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’© Prix Pictet Space/Mandy Barker
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Beate Guetschow [b 1970, Germany] based in Berlin and Cologne: S#1, MontageBeate Guetschow
Prix Pictet shortlist
Beate Guetschow: S#22, MontageBeate Guetschow

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