We are pleased to announce a new photo initiative:

The Capricious Award

The Capricious Award will provide one photographer with the resources and editorial support to bring a body of work to fruition. The award will be juried by photographers, critics and curators, with the intent to select one photographer whose work is both distinct in point of view and boldly relevant to the unfolding issues of our time. The inaugural award continues the legacy of Capricious Magazine, culminating in the form of a photo book to be published Fall 2017.

One winner will be awarded with resources, valued at $10,000, geared towards the production of a limited edition book. This includes access to our in-house design and editing team and international distribution.



Katherine Hubbard

Emma Reeves

Shannon Michael Cane

Deborah Willis

Tim Barber

Charlotte Cotton

Paul Mpagi Sepuya 

Melanie Bonajo



Founded as a fine art photography magazine in 2004 by Sophie Mörner, Capricious Magazine has provided an unparalleled international platform for emerging and underrepresented photographers over the span of twelve years and sixteen issues.   

Since we printed our first issues — the Other, the Light, the Future — the landscape of photography has vastly evolved; inflated with the proliferation of smart phones, flattened with the internet and become an integral tool of daily communication, currency, and technology. Capricious has kept stride, transforming over the years in design and content — engaging contemporary issues — Protest, Water, Boundaries — while remaining boldly true to our capricious, multiplicitous nature.

With this award we close Capricious as a magazine, and introduce a new platform that will act as conduit to the shapeshifting function and fine art of photography while broadening the public’s perspectives on photography at-large.



Photographic work must speak to the Capricious mission of engaging the intersections between contemporary issues of our time (environmental, social justice, human rights) and fine art photography. Submissions must not be previously published in book form.

Please submit 10-15 images with written book proposal. All image and text rights must be secured upon submission.




Capricious is a publishing house in New York City. 




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