Prix Pictet | SPACE

16 Nov 2018 – 20 Jan 2019

Event times

Sunday – Monday: 1 – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 6pm

Cost of entry


Save Event: Prix Pictet | SPACE

I've seen this1

People who have saved this event:



The most recent edition of the Prix Pictet – the global photography prize – was won by the Irish artist Richard Mosse. An exhibition of his winning work, and that of 11 other leading international artists has thrilled audiences on its extensive global tour and will open in Ireland at the Gallery of Photography on November 16 (runs until 20 January 2019, admission free).

The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view artworks of outstanding quality that tackle burning global issues of our time.

Drawing on the theme of ‘Space’, the 12 shortlisted photographers explore subjects as far-reaching as marine pollution, migration, overpopulation and the planet’s great wilderness.

Work from ‘Heat Maps’, the winning series by Richard Mosse, is shown for the first time in Ireland. Mosse’s epic panoramas of refugee camps and staging sites in Europe are made using a military-grade thermographic camera designed to detect and identify humans from their body heat from as far away as fifty kilometers, day or night. The work is sinister and objectifying, while also being deeply empathetic and strangely intimate. It provokes powerful and complex responses in the viewer.

The Prix Pictet is an award of 100,000 Swiss Francs (approx €92,000) and is unique in its commitment to harnessing the power of photography to deepen our understanding of changes taking place on a global scale. Taken together the finalists’ works present a powerful testament to the fragile state of our planet.

What to expect? Toggle

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Mandy Barker

Benny Lam

Thomas Ruff

Sohei Nishino

Beate Gütschow

Pavel Wolberg

Saskia Groneberg

Michael Wolf

Munem Wasif

Sergey Ponomarev

Rinko Kawauchi

Richard Mosse


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.