APG / High Museum Purchase Award

Each year APG’s annual Portfolio exhibition features projects of 6-8 photographers chosen by a nationally recognized curator from submissions. The High Museum of Art has had the opportunity to select multiple pieces for its own collection, the 2019 purchase award will also go to the High Museum’s collection. Future purchase awards may be rotated to well known regional museum collections. The chosen photographic artist will receive a monetary award of $2,500 from APG. This award was crowd-funded in 2016. From 2017 to 2022, the award was jointly funded Edwin Robinson and Julin Maloof and Stacey Harmer in memory of Gloria and Ted Maloof. The award is now funded by the Massey Charitable Trust.

Preston Gannaway

Preston Gannaway “Untitled (tent family), 2013”
Preston Gannaway “Plankers, 2012”
Preston Gannaway “Knights of Columbus oyster roast, 2010”

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2023, juried by Shana Lopes, PhD, an Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Astrid Reischweite

Astrid Reischweite “Shadow and Light”
Astrid Reischweite “Four Did Not Return”
Astrid Reischweite “After the Third Bomb”
Astrid Reischweite “Secrets”

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2022, juried by Karen E. Haas, Lane Senior Curator of Photographs, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Courtney Asztalos

Courtney Asztalos “Pricilla, Las Vegas, NV”

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2019, juried by Paula Tognarelli, the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography, located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts.

Michael Hicks

Michael Hicks “Business Trip

from his series, No Man’s Land

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2018, juried by Sam Barzilay, who is the Creative Director of United Photo Industries, a New York based art organization, and the co-founder of Brooklyn photo festival Photoville. He is also one of the founders of the T3 Photo Festival, in Tokyo, Japan

Emily Earl

Emily Earl, “El Rocko Lounge”
from her series, Late Night Polaroids

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2017, juried by Andy Adams, independent curator, publisher and founder of FlakPhoto.

Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd, “1982 / 2012”
from her series, Weathering Time

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2016, juried by Lisa Suttcliffe, Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Laura Noel

Laura Noel, “Mikki On Her Porch”
from her series, Smoke Break

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2015, juried by Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans Louisiana.

Beth Lilly

Beth Lilly, “Bipolar”
from her series, every single one of these stories is true

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2014 juried by Karen Irvine, Curator and Assistant Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago Illinois.

Svjetlana Tepavcevic

Svjetlana Tepavcevic, “Means of Reproduction No. 1191”
from her series, Means of Reproduction

From the exhibition, Portfolio 2013, juried by Paul Martineau, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles California.