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, since 2017, the award is jointly funded by Ted Maloof Estate and Edwin Robinson, who began the program in 2013.

2019
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.

2018
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

2017
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.

2016
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.

2015
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.

2014
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.

2013
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.

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