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The Capricious Photo Award is an annual international competition, granting one emerging photographer the opportunity to publish a limited edition book.

About the Capricious Photo Award

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 award continues the legacy of Capricious Magazine, culminating in the form of a photo book.

What the recipient receives

The recipient will be awarded with financial and editorial resources, valued at $10,000, geared towards the production of a limited edition book.

About Capricious

Founded as a fine art photography magazine in 2004 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious Magazine has provided an unparalleled international platform for emerging and underrepresented artists. In 2017 we transformed the magazine into the Capricious Photo Award, while continuing a steady program of limited edition artist books.

Juror Information

The jury is lead by Capricious Founder/Publisher Sophie Mörner and Senior Editor/Associate Publisher Anika Sabin, alongside Lauren Cornell (Director of the Graduate Program/Chief Curator at CCS Bard), Katherine Hubbard (Interdisciplinary Artist/Educator), Matt Keegan (Visual Artist/Educator), Guadalupe Rosales (Artist/Archivist), Ka-Man Tse (Photographer/Video Artist/Educator), Leilah Weinraub (Filmmaker/CEO of Hood by Air), Lyndsy Welgos (Visual Artist/Founder of Topical Cream), and JOFF (Associate Director of Parsons MFA Fashion Design & Society).


Call for entries open
6 April 2018
Submission deadline
2 July 2018
Winner announcement
15 November 2018


Submission Requirements

  • Up to two projects
  • 15 - 20 images per project

Entrance Fees

  • no entrance fees