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2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize

Natalie Krick,  My mother in bed with roses , 2015; from the series  Natural Deceptions

Natalie Krick, My mother in bed with roses, 2015; from the series Natural Deceptions

Entry Requirements:

  • Entrants must be an Aperture magazine subscriber
  • One or two projects containing 10-15 images
  • The work must have been made in the last 5 years (some exceptions apply)

 Entry Timeline:

  • Call closed on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm

About the Call:

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 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.

Earlier Event: 17 October
Later Event: 18 January
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