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.
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 Crisis Sergey Ponomarev Sergey Ponomarev: Police on horses escort hundreds of migrants after they crossed from Croatia in Dobova, Slovenia. From the series: Europe Migration Crisis Sergey Ponomarev 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: Barricades Pavel Wolberg Pavel Wolberg: Protesters running from tear gas during riots in the Palestinian village of Nilin in the West Bank, 2010. From the series: Barricades Pavel Wolberg Michael Wolf [b 1954, Germany] based in Hong Kong: tokyo compression 75 Michael Wolf Michael Wolf: tokyo compression 18 Michael Wolf Richard Mosse [b 1980, Ireland] based in New York City and Ireland: Idomeni, Greece, 2016. From the series: Heat Maps Richard Mosse Richard Mosse: Larissa, Greece, 2016. From the series: Heat Maps Richard Mosse Benny Lam [b 1967, Hong Kong] lives and works in Hong Kong: Trapped 08. From the series: Subdivided Flats, Hong Kong Benny Lam Benny Lam: Trapped 04. From the series: Subdivided Flats, Hong Kong Benny Lam Wasif Munem [b 1983, Bangladesh] based in Dhaka: Land of the Undefined Territory Wasif Munem Wasif Munem: Land of the Undefined Territory Wasif Munem Thomas Ruff [b 1958, Germany] based in Düsseldorf: ma.r.s.14 Thomas Ruff Thomas Ruff: ma.r.s.08 II Thomas Ruff Sohei Nishino [b 1982, Japan] based in Tokyo: Diorama Map Havana Sohei Nishino Sohei Nishino: Diorama Map Amsterdam Sohei Nishino Saskia Groneberg [b 1985, Germany] based in Munich: Foliage encroaching on blinds. From the series: Büropflanze. Municipal office, Munich Saskia Groneberg Saskia Groneberg: Overgrown suit jacket and filing cabinet. From the series: Büropflanze. Open space office, private bank, Stuttgart Saskia Groneberg Rinko Kawauchi [b 1972, Japan] based in Tokyo: Untitled from the series Ametsuchi, Aso, Kumamoto, Japan Rinko Kawauchi Rinko Kawauchi: Untitled from the series Ametsuchi, Aso, Kumamoto, Japan Rinko Kawauchi 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 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 Beate Guetschow [b 1970, Germany] based in Berlin and Cologne: S#1, Montage Beate Guetschow Beate Guetschow: S#22, Montage Beate Guetschow More from IBTimes UK