Picture credit: Richard Mosse

Mosse triumphed for an exhibition called ‘The Enclave’, which documents a ‘haunting landscape touched by appalling human tragedy’ in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The exhibition, which included a film, went on display at the Irish Pavilion in Venice, Italy last year.

The photographer captured the images on discontinued military surveillance film, rendering the jungle warzone in ‘disorientating psychedelic hues’, adds The Photographers’ Gallery which organises the annual contest.

The best images from this year’s competition are on show at The Photographers’ Gallery in London until 22 June.