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 $2500 from APG. This award was crowd-funded in 2016, but for 2017-18, the award is jointly funded by Ted & Gloria Maloof and Edwin Robinson, who began the program in 2013.



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.



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.

Mikki On Her Porch


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.