On April 18, 2020, Dannielle Bowman was honoured as the first-prize winner of this year’s Aperture Portfolio contest. The NYC-based photographer was chosen for her ongoing series ‘What Had Happened’ – a long-term project on the neighbourhoods surrounding her family home in Los Angeles. Her black-and-white impressions are a compelling exploration of the concept of home, with subtle allusions to historical events such as the Great Migration that drew African Americans from the South to the northern and western parts of the US. Bowman’s own grandparents were among those who left the American South in search for a better place to put down new roots.
Bowman’s series will be published in Aperture magazine; the artist also stands to receive a USD 3,000 cash prize.
The four finalists of the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize are Lindley Warren Mickunas, Jessica Chou, Gloria Oyarzabal and Daniel Jack Lyons. All winning and shortlisted works are showcased in an online exhibition, available to view on the Aperture website.
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