2015 Avant Guardian Photography Contest

The search for new and emerging talent returns in its 15th edition


The 15th edition of the Avant Guardian photography competition, hosted by Surface magazine, continues its annual search for new and emerging US-based talent, whether they shoot still-life, fashion or anything in between. The 10 winning submissions will be featured in the magazine’s October 2015 issue, timed with a special exhibition in New York and—in its past years—the contest has served as a useful platform for winners to expand their commercial and editorial careers. The star-studded panel of judges includes esteemed experts from Swiss-French architectural photographer Hélène Binet to Stephen Hilger, chair of Pratt Institute’s Photography Department. Now in its final days of open call, the deadline for applications closes 1 June 2015; the submission fee is $25. Also check out Cool Hunting’s regular gear column in recent (and upcoming) issues of Surface.

Images courtesy of last year’s winner Charlie Hawks.