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:
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 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, 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 here, on aperture.org.