Photographers Wanted for the 2011 EXPOSURE Award

 December 9, 2011 /Photography News - Artists Wanted/ You're invited to participate in Artists Wanted's 3rd annual photography competition: EXPOSURE, an international call for photographers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture. Submit your images for the opportunity to earn over $50,000 in awards, including a $10,000 grant and your own solo exhibition at the Aperture Foundation in New York City.

Photographers, this is your moment.

Submissions accepted through December 20, 2011

The Opportunity

Photographers of all levels and styles are invited to participate. The esteemed panel of judges including Natasha Egan, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography; Stephen Walker, Photo Director of NYLON Magazine; Michael Shulman, Director of Publishing, Broadcast & Film at Magnum Photos; Conor Risch, Senior Editor of PDN Magazine; and award-winning photo editor Susanne Miklas, will select one photographer to receive:
  • A $10,000 cash grant
  • An exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York City's Chelsea arts district
  • A projection series of your images throughout New York City
  • A feature on Artists Wanted's website
  • Worldwide Exposure for You and Your Work
The Exhibition

Exposure 2011 is your chance to show your work in the gallery of one of the most respected organizations in photography. Aperture — a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography — was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. Aperture's list of artists includes: Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Robert Capa, Chuck Close, Bruce Davidson, Joan Fontcuberta, Nan Goldin, Josef Koudelka, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Richard Misrach, Sebasti√£o Salgado, Stephen Shore, Paul Strand, and Edward Weston, to name a few.

The Projection Series

Have your work shown all over New York City. If selected, your images will be splashed across the streets of New York City with a vivid high-powered projection system. Your work will be seen by tens of thousands in the most compelling way possible, larger than life and unforgettable.

The Mission

Photography is power. Each and every one of us carries a unique experience that manifests in the images we capture. Your photographs are distinguished and exquisite, solitary in the level of embodiment of your character and voice. This is your moment to celebrate the power of your images.


Grand Prize:
  • A $10,000 cash grant
  • An exhibition at Aperture Foundation in New York City's Chelsea arts district
  • A projection series of your images throughout New York City
  • A feature on Artists Wanted's website
  • Worldwide Exposure for You and Your Work

Category Awards:
  • $5,000 in total grants distributed across 10 category winners

Fees: $10 per image; $88 for 9 or more images (up to 20)


All intellectual property and industrial property rights will remain with the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant grants Artists Wanted permission to use, copy, modify, display and make available to the public the image of your Work (as submitted, or as cropped by Artists Wanted) and his/her name, city and state of residence, for any purpose, such as, but not limited to, display on the Website, public relations, advertising and marketing, throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter created, without further compensation to entrant.

Your images will never be sold to a 3rd party.

Artists Wanted will not resell your work, or use your images for any commercial purpose outside the terms of the contest and the New York Reception. Every image you submit is yours, you retain all rights to your images.

Your images will be hosted on Artists Wanted's web server for viewing via your public portfolio and your images may be selected for special promotion on Artists Wanted and other press/partner outlets. For example, in the past major magazines and television outlets have run features on Artists Wanted's photographers and Artists Wanted have facilitated that connection. If a major press outlet approaches us to feature your work, Artists Wanted will contact you and work with you to craft the story to the highest benefit for you and your career.

To enter Artists Wanted's 2011 EXPOSURE Award, go to


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