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.
APG / High Museum Purchase Award
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
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, “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, “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.