The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: 13 Days to Go – Photography

The Aesthetica Art Prize celebrates contemporary projects in a wide variety of mediums, from drawing, painting and photography to sculpture, installation, video and performance. We are now 13 days away from the Art Prize call for entries deadline, and take this opportunity to look back at the work of photographer Todd Antony, who was longlisted in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015.

Born in New Zealand, Antony travels across the world to capture people and communities who live extraordinary lives. Alongside his work shooting for top advertising clients including Sony, Shell, Lucozade, Virgin, O2, and the BBC, Antony creates personal projects which capture exuberant characters from diverse contexts and far-flung locations. Longlisted work, Sun City Poms, documents a group of 12 retirees from Sun City Arizona who formed a cheerleading troupe. We speak to Antony about his experiences of working in the U.S. and his photographic projects which seamlessly marry characters to their native surroundings.

To see more of Todd Antony’s work, visit

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. Prizes include £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox, £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox, a group exhibition in partnership with York Museums Trust, publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, editorial in Aesthetica (186,000 readership worldwide), art books courtesy of Prestel, and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton.

The annual award is open for entries until 31 August. Register your artwork at

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1. Todd Antony, Sun City Poms, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.