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Winner of the 2022 Aperture Portfolio Prize, the Colombian photographer collaborates with young men living in legal limbo, creating evocative images about dreams and memory.
With his striking portraits and vibrant colors, Brenner considers the transformations of Guatemalan society.
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.
Thirty years after the Bosnian War, Selbert’s portrait of a country reckons with the aftermath of conflict.
Drawing upon the history of the Pacific War and Japanese American internment in the US, Tsubota explores how memory is intimately connected to images.
Here are the shortlisted artists and finalists for Aperture’s annual award, which aims to spotlight new talent in contemporary photography.
Winner of the 2021 Aperture Portfolio Prize, Smallwood was inspired by the history of Seneca Village, a nineteenth-century Black community in New York.
Photographing in Anaheim, California, William Camargo addresses issues of gentrification and the city’s history of systemic erasure of Chicanx and Latinx narratives.
Working collaboratively with their mother, Chance DeVille creates a photographic examination of the long-lasting effects of domestic abuse and trauma.
After a shocking family discovery, Jarod Lew examines the Asian American experience and the long history of survival and erasure in displacement.
Anouchka Renaud-Eck’s vibrant photographs consider the traditions of Indian matchmaking through the lens of contemporary youth culture.
Dannielle Bowman hijacks the traditional language of black-and-white photography to inject new meaning into the search for home.
Photographing in Monterey Park, Jessica Chou evaluates how immigrant communities fit into today’s suburban landscape.
Daniel Jack Lyons explores environmental peril and Indigenous youth culture in the Amazon.
In haunting black-and-white photographs, Lindley Warren Mickunas investigates the complexities of the maternal bond.
Mixing archival images with contemporary snapshots, Gloria Oyarzabal examines the effects of colonialism and the follies of white feminism in West Africa.
From over 900 submissions, meet our five shortlisted artists.
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