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.

The 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize is now open and accepting submissions until Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12 noon EST.

Link to apply:

Deadline: January 31, 2018

What winners receive:

The first-prize winner will receive a $3,000 cash award, an exhibition in New York City, and will be published in Aperture magazine. The first-prize winner and up to four runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff. The first-prize winner and runner-ups 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 finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

About Aperture:

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.

Contact Email: [email protected]

image: 017 Aperture Portfolio Prize Winner – Natalie Krick, Photographer; Natural Deceptions