This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington
In its eighth cycle, the theme for 2019's prize was 'Hope'. Revealing how a mood of optimism can drive us towards change, the twelve shortlisted photographers had their work exhibited in the V&A's Porter Gallery.
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Background image: Rally welcoming SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma on the day that he returned to Namibia after thirty years’ exile. September 1989. Scanned and reframed after accidental water and mould damage in 2016. 2016. From the series: Damage: A Testament of Faded Memory, 2016 © Gideon Mendel, Prix Pictet