Experience Hope at the V&A in virtual reality

The Prix Pictet is the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability.

We have virtually recreated the exhibition for the eighth cycle of the prize, Hope, shown here at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Click the image below to explore the exhibition, reimagined with interviews by each of the 12 featured shortlisted artists. For the best viewing experience we recommend Chrome or Firefox.

The exhibition is unable to be viewed on mobile devices. For the best viewing experience we recommend Chrome or Firefox. A preview of the exhibition can be seen below.


Shahidul Alam Bangladesh

Joana Choumali Côte d’Ivoire

Margaret Courtney-Clarke Namibia

Rena Effendi Azerbaijan

Lucas Foglia United States

Janelle Lynch United States

Ross McDonnell Ireland

Gideon Mendel South Africa

Ivor Prickett Ireland

Robin Rhode South Africa

Awoiska van der Molen Netherlands

Alexia Webster South Africa

The Prix Pictet was founded by the Pictet Group in 2008 to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to critical issues that threaten humanity and the natural world.

For each cycle, a cash prize of 100,000 Swiss francs is presented to the photographer who, in the opinion of the independent jury, has produced a series of work that is both artistically outstanding and presents a compelling narrative related to the theme of the award.

The eighth cycle of the award takes the theme of Hope. Twelve shortlisted photographers present series that highlight signs of progress and positive change in an ongoing battle to save the planet. Their photographs reveal moments of triumph in the face of adversity, successful attempts to repair and regenerate the natural world, and the ways in which a mood of optimism can drive us towards change. In November 2019, Ivorian photographer Joana Choumali was announced as the winner of the eighth Prix Pictet for her series Ça va aller (it will be ok).


Sir David King (Chairman)
Affiliate Partner, SystemIQ Limited
Senior Strategy Adviser to the President of Rwanda

Martin Barnes
Senior Curator of Photographs,
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Philippe Bertherat
Former Managing Partner, Pictet Group

Jan Dalley
Arts Editor, Financial Times

Herminia Ibarra
Charles Handy Professor of Organisational
Behaviour, London Business School

Richard Mosse
Photographer, Winner of Prix Pictet Space

Jeff Rosenheim
Curator in Charge, Photographs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Kazuyo Sejima
Co-Founder, SANAA
Pritzker Prize-winning architects

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