Until 1st February 2018
The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography.
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other — in print, in person, and online.
Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography”, Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.
About Aperture Portfolio Prize
The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.
What Winners Receive
The first-prize winner will be featured in Aperture Magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and an exhibition in New York. The winner and up to four runners-up will be featured in an online gallery on aperture.org. All finalists are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and runners up may also be presented the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.
The Aperture Portfolio Prize jury is comprised of Aperture’s experienced editors and curatorial staff. This year, the jury includes Chris Boot, executive director; Annette Booth, director of exhibitions management; Charlotte Chudy, assistant editor of books; Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture Magazine; Annika Klein, editorial assistant of Aperture Magazine; Taia Kwinter, Managing Editor, Books; Amelia Lang, Associate Publisher, Books; Samantha Marlow, associate editor of books; Lesley A. Martin, creative director; Kellie McLaughlin, director of the limited-edition print program; Brendan Wattenberg, managing editor of Aperture Magazine; and Denise Wolff, senior editor of books.