The Capricious Award provides photographers with the resources and editorial support to bring a body of work to publishing fruition. Each year, the award is juried by photographers, critics, and curators, with the intent to select a photographer whose work is both distinct in point of view and boldly relevant to the unfolding issues of our time. The recipient is awarded editorial, design and production resources, valued at $30,000, and geared towards the development and publishing of a limited edition book.
Capricious is an arts foundation based in New York focused primarily on art book publishing and an annual book award. Founded first as a fine art photography magazine in 2004 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious has provided an unparalleled international platform for emerging and underrepresented photographers over the span of 20 years. Past recipients of the Capricious Photo Award include: John Edmonds, Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Farah Al Qasimi, Roberto Tondopó, and Genesis Báez.