The 2013 American Aperture Awards (AX3) is a global photography competition hosted by the creators of FABRIK magazine and Photo Independent. AX3 is a celebration of artists possessing an uncommon vision and was developed to recognize excellence and to honor advances in contemporary photography. Their goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals from around the world and award their photographic insights. The annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and from all regions of the globe.
This year, AX3 received over 1,100 entries from skilled photographers in 63 countries around the world. The expert panel of judges was tasked with the nearly impossible mission of narrowing down these entries to just four major winners and 51 winners in each additional category ranging from student abstract to mobile fashion and professional documentary. The top four grand prize winners were photographers, Catherine Nelson from Australia, Mattia Passarini from Italy, Kelsey Walsh from Australia, and Nettie Edwards from the UK.
We are thrilled to announce that the winning images from this year’s competition will be displayed for the first time at Photo Independent. The exhibition includes the work of this year’s 46 winners reflecting the global landscape of photography today. Below is a sampling of work that will be exhibited.
For more information about the American Aperture Awards and for the complete list of winners, please visit: http://ax3.cc/