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Aperture Foundation and Google: Creator Labs Photo Fund


About the Creator Labs Photo Fund

Google’s Creator Labs and Aperture are pleased to launch the Creator Labs Photo Fund – a new initiative providing financial support to artists in the wake of COVID-19. With artists and creatives heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important and vital to provide support for this community. Submissions will be free and open to any photographer or lens-based artist living in the United States, and twenty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each. To apply to the Creator Labs Photo Fund, all entrants will need to submit 8 to 10 images from one body of work, showing a commitment to making a cohesive and compelling series or project. The project does not need to be finished in order to enter. Entrants will not be evaluated on the basis of prior experience, publications, or exhibition history, but instead on the strength and originality of their vision.This fund is made possible by Google Devices and Services in partnership with Aperture.

What Winners Receive

Twenty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each, and will be featured on aperture.org and across Aperture’s social media channels

About Creator Labs

Creator Labs is a visual arts incubator that supports rising talents in the creation of new work about important cultural narratives. Founded in 2019 as a partnership between Google Pixel and SN37, Creator Labs provides the resources for photographers, filmmakers and YouTubers to capture personal work that is grounded in a social cause.

About Aperture

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for dialogue within the photo community.

Entry Requirements

All artists applying for the Creator Labs Photo Fund must meet the following requirements:

  • You are a photographer or lens-based artist
  • You are currently living in the United States
  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You can submit 8-10 images from one cohesive body of work. The project does not need to be finished in order to enter, but should have been created in the last three years


Deadline: July 17, 2021
To apply, click here

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