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The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.
The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize will be awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution(s) responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year.
In conjunction with the publication of the bookPlayground, featuring photographs by James Mollison, Aperture Foundation presents an exhibition of the series. Mollison’s photo projects are defined by smart, original concepts applied to serious social and environmental themes. ForPlayground, Mollison photographed children at play in their school playgrounds, inspired by memories of his own childhood and interested in how we all learn to negotiate relationships and our place in the world through play.
Various scenes of laughter, tears, and games demonstrate the intense experiences which happen in the playground. For each picture, Mollison sets up his camera during school break time, making multiple frames and then composing each final photograph from several scenes, in which he finds revealing “play” narratives.
With photographs from rich and poor schools, numerous middle schools, and some high schools, in countries including Argentina, Bhutan, Bolivia, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Norway, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and the U.S., Mollison also provides access for readers of all ages to issues of global diversity and inequality.
The photographs will be available through Aperture Foundation. Sales proceeds support the Foundation’s public and book-publishing programs. For more information, email@example.com.
James Mollison’s (born in Kenya, 1973) work has been featured widely in such publications asColors, theNew York Times Magazine, and theParis Review, among many others. He has also published several books, among themJames and Other Apes(2004),The Disciples(2008), andWhere Children Sleep(2010).
Image: James Mollison, Dechen Phodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan, November 24, 2011
The call is now open. For more information on how to enter, please see below.
In July 2015, Aperture Foundation will host its second open-submission exhibition for which all photographers are eligible. The theme for this year’sSummer OpenisBlack Mirror, and it will be curated by Michael Famighetti, editor ofAperturemagazine.
Do we live in a world wilder than science fiction? The 2015 ApertureSummer Openborrows its title from the British television seriesBlack Mirror, which imagines a dystopian near-future—aTwilight Zonefor the age of the smartphone. The name Black Mirrorrefers to the omnipresent screens through which our lives are mediated today, and the show depicts a society in which technology ominously defines and shapes our relationships and each facet of daily life.
We’re more than thirty years beyond Orwell’s imagined1984, and yet we continue to live in a moment of anxiety about what the future holds. Aperture’sSummer Openasks contributors to consider the future and the idea that we inhabit a world that is stranger, and in some ways more frightening, than that predicted by the authors of science fiction. What does it mean when our current reality echoes what were once outlandish fictional narratives? As today becomes tomorrow, what might the future look like in photographs? We seek a wide range of submissions, representing diverse subjects and approaches to photography, that are in some way engaged with questions about what the world has become and is becoming.
Aperture Spring Party Friday, April 17 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm More info: click here
Join Aperture Foundation for its first annual Spring Party! For this inaugural event, Aperture has teamed up with artist Penelope Umbrico to offer each party attendee a unique, signed photograph from Umbrico’s Moving Mountains series. Each print, when purchased for $350 online, includes access to the Spring Party on Friday, April 17, featuring open bar, hors-d’oeuvres, DJ set by artistSandy Kimand Colby Hewitt ofDIIV, and the chance to mingle with your favorite artists, collectors, curators, and gallerists!
About Moving Mountains and Penelope Umbrico: In October 2012, Aperture presented Penelope Umbrico’s Moving Mountains (1850–2012) as part ofAperture Remix, an artist commission and exhibition for which Umbrico worked with the Aperture Masters of Photography series. Using a series of camera apps and filters on her iPhone, she created new photographs of the mountains that appear throughout the series, drawing on images from Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and others.
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY
Co-chairs: Elaine Goldman Michael Hoeh
Penelope Umbrico Print and Spring Party Ticket* *Includes a unique, signed and limited-edition Penelope Umbrico print from her 2012 series, Moving Mountains. I would like to purchase a print and attend the Spring Party on April 17. Print sale powered by Artsy.Buy now
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