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2019 Aperture Summer Open

Delirious Cities

Aperture Foundation   /   Deadline: 04/12/19

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The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation's gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work by photographers and lens-based artists from around the world. Selected by a jury of leading editors, curators, and writers, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. The exhibition opens the doors to photographers of all ages, at all points in their careers, as we seek to promote new ideas and talent.

The theme of the 2019 Aperture Summer Open is "Delirious Cities." The city is a laboratory of new identities, a place of contested freedom, a magnet for immigration, a supermarket of desires, a landscape of ever-changing structures. How can photographs define the diversity of urban experience today? The curators of the Summer Open are looking for new bodies of work that cross a wide visual range, from community, architecture, land use, and environmental concerns to fashion, technology, and individual expression.

The 2019 Aperture Summer Open is curated by Brendan Embser, managing editor, Aperture magazine; Matthew Leifheit, artist and editor of MATTE magazine; Chiara Bardelli Nonino, photo editor, Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue; Azu Nwagbogu, director of African Artists' Foundation and LagosPhoto; and Guadalupe Rosales, artist and founder of Veteranas & Rucas and Map Pointz.

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 the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.

For more information visit: https://contests.picter.com/aperture-summer-open-2019

For any questions please email: summeropen@aperture.org

Location

New York, NY

Fees

$30, Free for Aperture Members

Eligibility

International, anyone can apply

Requirements

1 project per submission
8 to 12 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 3000px on the long edge

Awards

Selected Artists of the Summer Open will be exhibited in a group show at Aperture Gallery, opening July 11, 2019, and will receive a one-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Artists will also be exposed to Aperture's global online audience, profiled on aperture.org, and featured across Aperture's social media channels.

Contact Information

Emily Stewart
t547 West 27th Stree 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

P: 212-505-5555
W: https://aperture.org/
E: summeropen@aperture.org

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