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Updated: Aperture West Book Prize

Posted on | August 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

The Aperture West Book Prize was generated as an opportunity to to highlight artists living and working west of the Mississippi. An esteemed group of tastemakers in the west each nominated up to five artists who they thought would be worthy of an Aperture publication. Those 103 nominees were invited to submit work; over 70 responded. From that diverse and strong pool the ten portfolios featured here were chosen, with the final book project Prize going to Hank Willis Thomas.

Look for Hank’s first monograph, Pitch Blackness, from Aperture in October 2008.

Also, from the Aperture blog:

here is a sneak preview of the very special limited-edition photograph by Hank Willis Thomas that we will be unveiling as a new work in our Limited-Edition Photographs Program.


One Response to “Updated: Aperture West Book Prize”

  1. Hank Willis Thomas : Blogzone
    February 25th, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

    [...] Thomas is the winner of the first ever Aperture West Book Prize for his monograph Pitch Blackness (November, 2008). His work was featured in the 30 Americans [...]

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