Drew Nikonowicz, 2014-10-26 06:10:30 PM 38°56'45.79" N 092°19'32.63" W 0772, 2014; from the series This World and Others Like It

We are pleased to announce Drew Nikonowicz as our 2015 Portfolio Prize Winner! Runners up include Lisa Elmaleh, Heikki Kaski, and Laurence Rasti.

Nikonowicz’s series, “This World and Others Like It” thrives in the growing chasm between reality and mediated fiction. Calling upon one of photography’s earliest uses—recording the vast, unexplored landscapes of the world—his images bring forth a reality that is simultaneously uncanny and unknowable. Click the image to see the entire winning portfolio and artist statement.