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Aperture Foundation: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2022

The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography. The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. The Aperture Portfolio Prize is open exclusively to Aperture magazine print subscribers. Click here to subscribe

The first prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and exhibition in New York. The winner and shortlisted artists will each have their own feature on aperture.org and will be featured across Aperture’s social media channels. All finalists are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches ninety thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and shortlist may also be presented the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited edition print program.
In addition, twenty-five total finalists (comprised of the winner, 4 shortlisted artists, and 20 runner-ups) will receive a virtual portfolio review session with an Aperture Editor. These one-on-one sessions will offer artists the opportunity to receive thoughtful and constructive feedback on their work.

How to Enter

1. Subscribe to Aperture magazine!
The sole entry requirement for entering the Portfolio Prize is to be an Aperture magazine print subscriber. Subscriptions must be current through Spring 2022, issue #246. To subscribe, please visit aperture.org/magprize.

Failure to provide an accurate print subscription magazine account number will result in the disqualification of the submission.

2. Get your magazine account number.
For new subscribers, your account number can be found in your e-receipt. To subscribe, visit aperture.org/magprize.

For current subscribers, your account number and expiration date appear on the address card that is sent along with every issue. Please see below. Or, you can request your account number and expiration date by sending an e-mail with your name and address to custsvc_aperture@fulcoinc.com.

3. Register on picter.com for free.

4. Submit your portfolio and application before the deadline.
You will need to provide the following:

  • Aperture magazine account number (required)
  • 10-15 images with title information (images must be JPG and 3,000 px on the longest side)
  • Statement about your work (1,500 characters max)
  • CV/Résumé (2,000 characters or single PDF)
  • Bio (1,500 characters)

 

By submitting your work to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, you are found to be in agreement of the terms and conditions. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

Submission deadline: January 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST
Shortlist announcement: April 2022
Winner announcement: May 2022

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