Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography!
The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. 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 first-prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize along with an exhibition at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in New York. Additionally, 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 over fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community.
The call for entries for the 2017 Portfolio Prize is now closed.
Eli DurstView Portfolio Runners up
Sean Thomas Foulkes
Drew NikonowiczView Portfolio Runners up
Lisa Elmaleh, 2015 Portfolio Prize runner-up, featured on CNN.com.
Drew Nikonowicz, winner of the 2015 Portfolio Prize will present a lecture at the 4th annual Medium Festival of Photography.
Pacifico Silano, 2013 Portfolio Prize runner-up to participate in 2016 Light Work’s Artists-in-Residence Program.
Announcing the four finalists for the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize!