Rena Effendi – Gas masks cover the floor of a school lobby in the abandoned city of Prypiat, Ukraine, in an image from Rena Effendi's series "Still Life in the Zone." Residents had to leave Prypiat following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and could not return to live.
Mohamed Bourouissa – TVs are stacked on a street in "Le Reflet," part of Mohamed Bourouissa's series "Périphérique," which explores the issues of the French suburbs where the photographer grew up.
Carl De Keyzer – Carl De Keyzer's series "Moments Before the Flood" looks at how Europe is handling the threat of the rise in sea levels due to climate change. This image is titled "England."
Edmund Clark – "Camp Six, Emergency Response Force Equipment" is part of "Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out," a series in which British photographer Edmund Clark focuses on objects of power and control at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
An-My Lê – Vietnamese-born An-My Lê's photographs in the "29 Palms" series show U.S. troops preparing for deployment, enacting scenarios in a virtual Middle East in the California desert. This photo is called "Debriefing."
Joel Sternfeld – A priest holds his head at the Commission on Ecology and Religion in Japan as part of Joel Sternfeld's series "When it Changed." On Prix Pictet's website, Sternfeld says he tried to capture "the sense of anxiety and urgency" as the danger of climate change became more apparent. He says the title of his series also reflects the hope that global warming can be curtailed.
Guy Tillim – A statue of British explorer Henry Morton Stanley overlooked the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo in colonial times but was removed in the 1970s and dumped in a lot in Kinshasa. South African photographer Guy Tillim documented those in power in the African nation as part of his series "Congo Democratic."
Philippe Chancel – In the series "Fukushima: The Irresistible Power of Nature," Philippe Chancel examines the damage of the Japanese nuclear plant meltdown in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami.
Robert Adams – This photo from Columbia County, Oregon, is part Robert Adams' series "Turning Back," which explores the problems of deforestation of the American Northwest.
Jacqueline Hassink – With '"Arab Domains," Jacqueline Hassink focuses on Arab women business leaders, aiming for a different reality from stereotypical images of Arab women often seen in Western media. The executives allowed Hassink to photograph their office boardroom tables and home dining room tables.