Prix Pictet 2017 - Michael Wolf 'Tokyo Compression' on view at V&A Museum
4 May – 28 May 2017
Michael Wolf, Tokyo Compression #18
The Prix Pictet aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, especially those concerning the environment. The Prix Pictet is recognised as the world’s leading prize for photography. Now in its seventh cycle, the theme for this years prize is 'Space'. Twelve photographers have been shortlisted and their work will be exhibited in the V&A’s Porter Gallery, including Michael Wolf's series Tokyo Compression. His portraits of people travelling on the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have won many awards and have been exhibited globally. The work is a fascinating study in the psychology of the modern commuter and the techniques people use to cope with the discomfort of this daily exigency.
The exhibition will be on view until Sunday, 28 May 2017.
For more information on the award and exhibition, click here.