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"The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. Previous winners and runners-up include Michal Chelbin, Latoya Ruby-Frazier, Alexander Gronsky, Sarah Palmer, and Jordan Tate, among others.”

For more information about the 2013 Aperture Portfolio Prize go here.

Untitled, 2012

Rinko Kawauchi responded to Sally Mann’s Immediate Family by photographing her own cousins and nephews. For the new exhibition ‘Aperture Remix,’  contemporary photographers reinterpreted their favorite Aperture publications.

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Daniel Cortés, CEA, Televisa Acting School, 2003; from The Factory of Dreams (Aperture 2012
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Stefan Ruiz’s latest book takes us behind the scenes at Mexico’s Televisa studios, where nearly 50,000 hours worth of soap operas are produced each year.

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Courtesy Mark Morrisroe / JRP/Ringier

LightBox spotlights some of the best photobooks of the year as chosen by a group of photographers and photography experts from around the world… and of course a few from the photo editors of TIME. See more here.

Aperture has published a pre-release collector’s edition of Richard Mosse’s first monograph Infra—a series of images that offer a radical rethinking of how to depict a conflict as complex and intractable as that of the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The book features a specially designed cloth cover and is limited to a print run of 500 copies. 

To read LightBox’s post on the Mosse’s Infra project click here.

For more details on the book click here.

Gilles Peress for The New York Times, courtesy Aperture Books

As Aperture releases a new book that chronicles the New York Times Magazine’s iconic images over the last three decades, Kira Pollack reflects on the vision and influence of its longtime photo editor, Kathy Ryan. See more here

As Aperture releases a new version of Josef Koudelka’s seminal book Gypsies in October, photographer, writer and editor Jeffrey Ladd explains that rarely has a body of work been so deserving of two completely different editions. See more here

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