Display Opening on Thursday, 14 November 2019

Prix Pictet 2019: Hope

Prix Pictet is recognised as the world's leading prize for photography

Perhaps in our ability to carry on in adversity lies hope for us all.

Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), Honorary Founding President of Prix Pictet

  • Opening on Thursday, 14 November 2019

  • The Porter Gallery

  • Free

Now in its eighth cycle, the theme for 2019's prize is 'Hope'. The winner is announced at the V&A on 15 November and the twelve shortlisted photographers will have their work exhibited in the V&A's Porter Gallery.

Display Highlights

Janelle Lynch, Summer Wreath, 2017. From the series: Another Way of Looking at Love, 2015 – 18 © Janelle Lynch, Prix Pictet

Ross McDonnell, Limbs No. 1, 2012. From the series: Limbs, 2012 © Ross McDonnell, Prix Pictet

Awoiska Van der Molen, #384-16, 2013. From the Series: Im schwarzen Himmelsrund, 2009 – 18 © Awoiska Van der Molen, Prix Pictet

Shahidul Alam, Fatema shows off her new dress. She wants to become a model, 2014. From the series: Still She Smiles, 2014 © Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Joana Choumali, Untitled, 2019. From the series: Ça va aller, 2016-19 © Joana Choumali, Prix Pictet

Lucas Foglia, Kate in an EEG Study of Cognition in the Wild, Utah 2015. From the series: Human Nature, 2006 – 2019 © Lucas Foglia, Prix Pictet

Robin Rhode, Evergreen (Selected still 1), 2017. From the series: Principle of Hope, 2017 © Robin Rhode, Prix Pictet

Rena Effendi, The whole Borca family, Romania, 2012. © Rena Effendi, Prix Pictet

Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Life is Them, 2014 – 18 © Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Prix Pictet

Ivor Prickett, Civilians who had remained in west Mosul during the battle to retake the city, lined up for an aid distribution, March 2017. © Ivor Prickett, The New York Times

Gideon Mendel, Original Image: Rally welcoming SWAPO leader Sam Nujoma on the day that he returned to Namibia after thirty years’ exile. September 1989. Scanned and reframed, 2016. © Gideon Mendel, Prix Pictet

Alexia Webster, Two friends, Cape Town, South Africa, 2011. From the series Street Studios, 2011 –18 © Alexia Webster, Prix Pictet

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