Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers

November 10, 2016 - January 15, 2017

The Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers will feature more than 48 photographs, videos, and installation works by Clare Benson, Elizabeth Bick, Alexandra Hunts, and Wesley Stringer, who were nominated by Arno Minkkinen, Shirin Neshat, Rineke Dijkstra, and Michael Kenna, respectively. The exhibition is curated by Tim B. Wride, the Norton’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography.

Each artist will be individually showcased in a monographic installation within the group show. The nominated photographers are known for expressing themselves through cross-disciplinary practice and process. The Rudin exhibition will showcase the complexity of their ideas and the inventiveness of their visual communication to express them. Each takes the form of traditional photographic prints; yet for each there is an additional element within the installation—sculpture, hand-made books, integration of color prints with black-and-white prints, video, and multi-media—that elevates their discourse.

The Rudin Prize is awarded every two years to an emerging photographer on the leading edge of their field, but who has not yet had a solo museum exhibition. The winner, who will receive a $20,000 cash prize, will be selected by the Norton’s Photography Committee, comprised of the Norton’s Executive Director, photography curator, collectors, and trustees, and announced on Jan. 5, 2017 during Art After Dark. Visitors will be able to vote for a “People’s Choice” selection which will also be announced on that date.

Elizabeth Bick is the winner of Norton's biennial $20,000 Rudin Prize.

Wesley Stringer wins the “People’s Choice” Award (determined by Museum visitors).

View press release for details.


Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Ms. Beth Rudin DeWoody and the Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art.

With additional support provided by The Gioconda and Joseph King Endowment for Exhibitions.