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2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist


Bill Durgin, Adrien with Mosaic, 2015; from the series Studio Fantasy


Eli Durst, Asmara Stadium, 2015; from the series In Asmara


Sean Thomas Foulkes, Composite #12, Syria, 2014; from the series Fragments of Engagement


RaMell Ross, Antonio; from the series South County, AL

We’re pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition whose goal is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. This year, Aperture’s editorial and limited-edition print staff reviewed more than five hundred portfolios. Our challenge is to select one winner and three honorable mentions from this overwhelming response. Out of the following exceptional finalists, one will be selected as the winner of the 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize, receiving a cash prize and exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York:

Bill Durgin

Eli Durst

Sean Thomas Foulkes

RaMell Ross

The winner of the 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be announced in late March. The finalists’ portfolios and statements will be available here on In the meantime, check out last year’s winner, Drew Nikonowicz, and the three runners up.

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