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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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2019 Arnold Newman Prize

for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture

Maine Media Workshops + College   /   Deadline: 07/15/19

The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

The Prize is generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and proudly administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.




Must be 18 years or older


A cohesive portfolio of up to 12 images of original photographic portraiture and short artist statement.


Winner: $20,000 unrestricted cash prize

Winner + 3 Finalists: Group Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in October 2019

Evaluation Criteria

Three Jurors will select the winner and three finalists. Our 2019 Jurors are:
Elizabeth Avedon
Jessica Dimson
Pauala Tognarelli

Contact Information

Linnea Brotz
70 Camden St
Rockport, ME 04841

P: 207-236-8581

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