Arnold Newman Prize

Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture

Administered by Maine Media Workshops + College


Arnold Newman Prize winners


Arnold Newman Prize

The Arnold Newman Prize is awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The Arnold Newman Prize was established by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation in 2009 to recognize and reward excellence in new directions in photographic portraiture. The annual prize winner receives an award of $20,000 and is acknowledged in New York City with an exhibit and celebration. The winner’s work will also be exhibited at the PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine. The prize is funded by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. 


How to Apply

The Newman Prize is administered by Maine Media Workshops + College. Photographers must submit twelve photographs that represent a cohesive vision and body of work, a resume, and a statement of up to 500 words. The statement should address how the award will make a difference in the photographer’s art, practice, and career. A panel of renowned jurors will review the applications and select a finalist for the award. There is a $55 entry fee per submission. Click here to see entry details.