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Aperture Summer Open

Aperture Summer Open
Deadline: April 12

Brendan Embser, Aperture magazine Managing Editor
Metthew Leifheir, MATTE magazine Editor
Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Vogue Italia Photo Editor
Azu Nwagbogu, African Artists’ Foundation Director
Guadalupe Rosales, Veteranas & Rucas Founder

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.

Fees: Members-FREE Non-members- $30