The Capricious Award will provide one photographer with the resources and editorial support to bring a body of work to fruition. The award will be juried by photographers, critics and curators, with the intent to select a photographer whose work is both distinct in point of view and boldly relevant to the unfolding issues of our time.
The recipient will be awarded with resources, valued at $10,000, geared towards the production of a limited edition book. This includes access to our in-house design and editing team and international distribution.
Founded as a fine art photography magazine in 2004 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious Magazine has provided an unparalleled international platform for emerging and underrepresented photographers over the span of nearly 15 years.
With this award we close Capricious as a magazine, and introduce a new platform that will act as conduit to the shapeshifting function and fine art of photography while broadening the public’s perspectives on photography at-large.
Biography with up to 1500 characters
Country of residence
CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)
1 to 2 projects per submission
15 to 20 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 1500px on the long edge
Kim Bourus is of Higher Pictures, a gallery focused on historical and contemporary photography.
Sam Contis is an artist based in California. Her book Deep Springs was published by MACK in 2017.
John Edmonds is an artist working in photography who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018, he was the recipient of the inaugural Capricious Photo Award.
Sunil Gupta is a Canadian citizen living in London who has been working as a queer artist, photographer, educator, editor, curator and activist since the 1970s.
Amanda Hajjar, the Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York, is spearheading the opening of Fotografiska's New York museum this fall. Prior to Fotografiska, Hajjar worked as an Artist Liaison at Gagosian Gallery where she organized more than 50 exhibitions with artists and their estates.
Sophie Mörner is the founder and publisher of Capricious.
Anika Sabin is the Associate Publisher and Senior Editor of Capricious.
Paul Mpagi Sepuya is an artist working in photography whose projects weave together histories and possibilities of portraiture, blackness and representation within queer and homoerotic networks of production and collaboration.
Ka-Man Tse is an artist and educator, and has exhibited internationally. Her monograph, narrow distances was published by Candor Arts in 2018.