Oxford School of Photography

insights into photography

A photographic competition celebrating the power of the image

Full details are on the web site here

The Opportunity


Photographers of all levels and styles are invited to participate. Our 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 the Grand Prize Award.

The Grand Prize Package As selected by the jury panel

  • 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 People’s Choice Award Granted to the photographer whose portfolio garners the highest number of public votes

  • A $2,500 cash grant
  • A trip to NYC during the New York Photo Festival in May 2012. Experience high style with a one week stay in a New York City loft in Dumbo, the heart of the photo festival
  • One week in Paris, the birthplace of photography, where you will stay in a beautiful art apartment with passes to over 60 museums and attractions
  • Airfare to New York and Paris
  • A feature on Artists Wanted’s website

The Category Awards
A $500 cash grant and online feature will be awarded to photographers selected by the jury panel in the following fields:

  • People & Portrait
  • Documentary / Photojournalism
  • Cloudscape, Landscape, Aerial and/or City Scape
  • Travel / Vacation
  • Action & Adventure
  • Events (Parties, Weddings, Celebrations)
  • Art / Conceptual
  • Nature (Plants and Animals)
  • Commercial (Fashion, Product & Food)
  • Analog / Film

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, Sebastião 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.

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