ROCKPORT — Maine Media Workshops + College is accepting new submissions for the 2021 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture July 1 through Aug. 2.

The prize of $20,000 is awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.

The prize is funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation and administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. The Griffin Museum of Photography hosts the annual exhibition of work by the winner and three finalists each October.

This year, the jury will include Daniella Zalcman, a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer based in New Orleans, who is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, a National Geographic Society grantee, and the founder of Women Photograph, a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalist; and Brent Lewis, a photo editor from South Side, Chicago, now based in New York City, who works at The New York Times, assigning visual coverage of technology, the economy, and auto industry. Additionally, he is the co-founder of Diversify Photo.

Photographers interested in submitting work can visit for full details.

To inquire about a $55 application fee waiver, email Devin Fletcher at [email protected].


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