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2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize Shortlist

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Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Untitled, 2016, from the series Nothing's in Vain


Nancy Floyd, Moving, 1983-1996, 2015, from the series Weathering Time


Kris Graves, Francis, 2016, from the series The Testament Project


Balarama Heller, Cuban Knight Anole, 2017, from the series Zero at the Bone


Natalie Krick, Me posing as Mom posing as Marilyn, 2014. Courtesy the artist.

We’re pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition whose goal is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition:

Emmanuelle Andrianjafy
Nancy Floyd
Kris Graves
Balarama Heller
Natalie Krick

This year, Aperture’s staff reviewed more than 700 portfolios. Our challenge is to select one winner and four honorable mentions from this overwhelming response. One finalist will be selected as the winner and will be published in Aperture magazine, receive a $3,000 cash prize, and present an exhibition at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in New York.

We are delighted to welcome these five finalists to our ranks of illustrious past winners and finalists, joining such artists as Eli Durst, Drew Nikonowicz, Amy Elkins, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Alexander Gronsky, Sarah Palmer, Louie Palu, Bryan Schutmaat, and many others. The winner of the 2017 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be announced in May 2017, and the finalists’ portfolios and statements will be featured on

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