Prix Pictet 2017 – Victoria and Albert Museum London

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    Adriana Medeiros

    Last week to see the Prix Picted Prize 2017, recognised as the world’s leading prize for photography. The exhibition is running until Sunday 28th May at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (please see calendar for more details) and the theme for this year is “Space”.
    The 2017 winner is the Irish photographer Richard Mosse for his series Heat Maps, made using a military camera that is classified as a weapon under international laws. The hi-tech surveillance device, designed to detect body heat from a distance of over 30 km, was used by Mosse to track the journeys of refugees from the Middle East and north Africa.
    Alongside Mosse, another 11 artists have been shortlisted for this year’s prize.
    The exhibition is free and it is open between 10 am and 17:45 pm.

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