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Announcing the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize Short List

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Lisa Elmaleh, Dennis Rhodes, Hawesville, Kentucky, 2013; from the series American Folk

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Heikki Kaski, from the series Tranquillity, 2014

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Drew Nikonowicz, 2014-10-13 03:43:24 PM 38°56'45.73" N 092°19'33.29" W 0773, 2014; from the series This World and Others Like It

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Laurence Rasti, from the series There Are No Homosexuals in Iran, 2014

We’re pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2015 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 seven hundred portfolios. Our challenge was to select one winner and three honorable mentions from this overwhelming response. Of the following exceptional finalists, one will be selected as the winner of the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize, receiving a cash prize and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery in New York:

Lisa Elmaleh
Heikki Kaski
Drew Nikonowicz
Laurence Rasti

The winner of the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be announced in April. The finalists’ portfolios and statements will be available to view on In the meantime, view past Portfolio Prize winners. 

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