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Announcing the Six Finalists for the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize

Miyoshi

Akihiko Miyoshi, Abstract Photograph, 2011.

Stenram

Eva Stenram, Drape VII, 2012.

Schutmaat

Bryan Schutmaat, Ralph, 2011.

Silano2

Pacifico Silano, Denim Selection, 2013.

Zanele Jonas

Clare Carter, Zanele Jonas, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, 2011. "Zanele was playing pool in a bar near her home in Port Elizabeth in April 2011. Shortly after stepping outside for a cigarette she was abducted by the uncle of a close friend. He told her, "I am going to show you what it is to be a woman." He had brought with him a pool cue, which he used to repeatedly penetrate her with. Zanele reported the case to the police but they have made no progress in the hunt for her rapist."

Escoto

Corey Escoto, House of Cards, 2012.

Aperture is pleased to announce the six finalists for the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize. This year, Aperture’s editorial and limited-edition-print staff—twelve members and fourteen work scholars in all—reviewed more than 800 portfolios. Our challenge was to select one top prize and five honorable mentions from this overwhelming response. We are delighted to announce the following finalists, one of whom will be selected as the winner of the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize:

Clare Carter
Corey Escoto
Akihiko Miyoshi
Bryan Schutmaat
Pacifico Silano
Eva Stenram

Stay tuned! The winner will be announced in June 2013, at which time all of the finalists’ portfolios and statements will be presented here on Aperture.org. The winning artist will receive a cash prize of $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery in fall 2013. The winners of past Aperture Portfolio Prizes can be found on the Portfolio Prize homepage.