CDS Relaunches Lange-Taylor Prize; Deadline Extended to May 7, 2013

no. 63, Mère célibataire, Morocco, 2011. Photograph by 2010 Lange-Taylor prizewinner Tiana Markova-Gold.

The Center for Documentary Studies is proud to re-launch the Lange-Taylor Prize, which supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work.

The updated guidelines expand on the idea of “writing” by allowing words to be represented by audio or in graphic novel format. As in the past, edited oral histories, creative narratives, and poetry (that is both personal and social) are also encouraged. The new guidelines require that artists have already started their fieldwork. However, please note, the guidelines no longer stipulate that a writer and a photographer, i.e., two people or more, collaborate on a project. Single artists and collaborative teams working with text/audio/photographs/video/graphic novel format may apply. There are no restrictions regarding age, nationality, or subject matter.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 7, 2013. See How to Enter and FAQ’s for more information.

The winner receives $10,000, a solo exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in August 2013; the winner’s solo exhibition will be on view at CDS in fall 2014.

The American Society of Media Photographers is sustaining sponsor of the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize.

*TIME magazine’s LightBox photography blog ran a story on 2010 Lange-Taylor prizewinners, photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann; read the story and view images from their project on prostitution and the marginalization of women in Morocco here.

The Center for Documentary Studies will continue to make awards for documentary still photography and narrative nonfiction through the CDS Documentary Essay Prize.

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left: no. 102, Khadija fumant une cigarette
right: Femmes Ombres no. 4

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