The Aperture Foundation has launched the first Aperture Prize international photography competition, replacing the foundationâ€™s biannual portfolio review. The Aperture Prize contest will take place every summer, and will be judged by Apertureâ€™s top editorial and curatorial staff.
Aperture is a not-for-profit arts institution with a mission to advance fine photography. It was founded in 1952 by, among others, photographers Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange.
The Aperture Prize will award $2,500 to the first prize winner who will be featured, together with the 3 runners-up, on Apertureâ€™s Web site for about one year and in a special publication to be packaged with an issue of Aperture magazine.
Thereâ€™s a $25 entry fee to join the contest and participants must first be subscribers of Aperture magazine. Deadline for entries is July 13, 2007.