Yelena Yemchuk’s series on the Ukrainian city began with a romantic fascination with youth culture, but quickly turned into a chronicle of a pivotal moment in history.

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The Photo Studio That Immortalized Argentina’s Popular Culture
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The Photo Studio That Immortalized Argentina’s Popular Culture

During an era of political upheaval, a portrait session at Foto Estudio Luisita, run by sisters Luisa and Chela Escarria, was a rite of passage for actors, dancers, pioneering trans performers—and the occasional adorned dog.
2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Juan Brenner
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2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Juan Brenner

With his striking portraits and vibrant colors, Brenner considers the transformations of Guatemalan society.
2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Margo Ovcharenko
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2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Margo Ovcharenko

Ovcharenko’s depiction of powerful women feels rooted in the radical visual language of early Soviet photography—as does her use of sport as a metaphor for community.
2022 Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Adrien Selbert
Portfolio Prize

2022 Portfolio Prize Runner-Up: Adrien Selbert

Thirty years after the Bosnian War, Selbert's portrait of a country reckons with the aftermath of conflict.

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