The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition, featuring a wide variety of work by photographers and lens-based artists from around the world. Selected by a jury of leading editors, curators, and writers, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. The exhibition opens the doors to photographers of all ages, at all points in their careers, as we seek to promote new ideas and talent.
This year’s call will open March 16, 2020. Stay tuned for more information about the 2020 Aperture Summer Open.
2019 SUMMER OPEN ARTISTS
Sara Abbaspour / Laura Barron / Rydel Cerezo / Alex Huanfa Cheng / Rose Marie Cromwell / Esther Hovers / Mateo Gómez García / Délio Jasse / Lilly Lulay / Noritaka Minami / Alice Quaresma / Adam Pape / Carlo Rusca / Josh Schaedel / Michele Sibiloni / Chanell Stone / Leonard Suryajaya / Dustin Thierry / Bryan Thomas / Sally Tosti / Shelli Weiler / Yana Wernicke / Hal Wilsdon
Essential advice on submitting to Aperture’s annual open-call exhibition.
The curators of the 2018 Aperture Summer Open discuss what inspires them in photography today.
Aperture recently spoke with Eric Gottesman about photographic liberation.
The curator of Aperture’s Summer Open speaks about the relationship between photography and magic.
The call officially begins for the 2016 Summer Open, Aperture’s third annual open-submission exhibition
A recap of the Aperture Summer Open opening reception on July 16th, 2015 at Aperture gallery.
A sneak peak at the selections for the Summer Open, opening at Aperture Gallery on July 16.
From over five hundred applicants, twenty-four photographers consider the ways in which our current reality might outpace outlandish narratives of science fiction.
Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti on his choice of this year’s Summer Open theme and his selection process.
Announcing our 2015 Summer Open Exhibition, “Black Mirror.” Deadline for entry is April 8.
From the wide group of photographers featured in the exhibition, we’ve chosen a few Instagram accounts worth following.
A recap of the Aperture Summer Open opening reception on July 17th, 2014 at Aperture gallery.
Aperture executive director Chris Boot on his selections for Aperture’s first annual Summer Open Exhibition at Aperture Gallery.