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The call is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the selection in June.

In July 2015, Aperture Foundation will host its second open-submission exhibition for which all photographers are eligible. The theme for this year’s Summer Open is Black Mirror, and it will be curated by Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine.

Do we live in a world wilder than science fiction? The 2015 Aperture Summer Open borrows its title from the British television series Black Mirror, which imagines a dystopian near-future—a Twilight Zone for the age of the smartphone. The name Black Mirror refers to the omnipresent screens through which our lives are mediated today, and the show depicts a society in which technology ominously defines and shapes our relationships and each facet of daily life.

We’re more than thirty years beyond Orwell’s imagined 1984, and yet we continue to live in a moment of anxiety about what the future holds. Aperture’s Summer Open asks contributors to consider the future and the idea that we inhabit a world that is stranger, and in some ways more frightening, than that predicted by the authors of science fiction. What does it mean when our current reality echoes what were once outlandish fictional narratives? As today becomes tomorrow, what might the future look like in photographs? We seek a wide range of submissions, representing diverse subjects and approaches to photography, that are in some way engaged with questions about what the world has become and is becoming.

How to enter

1. Support Aperture!
Become an Aperture magazine subscriber or a Member.

2. Get your passcode
After joining Aperture as a Member or subscribing to the magazine, you will receive an e-mail with your invitational passcode.

3. Enter at callforentry.org
Go to callforentry.org to upload your portfolio.

You can find more details on how to enter here.

News

A Q&A on the 2015 Aperture Summer Open

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Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti on his choice of this year’s Summer Open theme and his selection process.

Aperture Summer Open
Call for Entries is now Open!

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Announcing our 2015 Summer Open Exhibition, “Black Mirror.” Deadline for entry is April 8.

#FF: 13 Aperture Summer Open
Photographers on Instagram

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From the wide group of photographers featured in the exhibition, we’ve chosen a few Instagram accounts worth following.

Recap: 2014 Aperture Summer Open Opening Reception

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A recap of the Aperture Summer Open opening reception on July 17th, 2014 at Aperture gallery.

Preview: 2014 Aperture Summer Open Exhibition

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Aperture executive director Chris Boot on his selections for Aperture’s first annual Summer Open Exhibition at Aperture Gallery.

2014 Call for Entries is Now Closed!

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The entry period for the 2014 Aperture Summer Open is now closed. Thanks for entering!

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