Words + Images: Deadline for Lange-Taylor Prize Extended to May 14

"Dismantling the Ushagat," Photograph by Jen Kinney

“Dismantling the Ushagat.” Photograph by 2013 Lange-Taylor Prizewinner Jen Kinney.

The Lange-Taylor Prize, re-launched in 2013 by the Center for Documentary Studies, 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 deadline for submissions has been extended to May 14, 2014. See How to Enter and FAQ’s for more information.

The guidelines were updated in 2011 to expand on the idea of “writing” by allowing words to be represented by audio or in graphic novel format. 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 winner receives $10,000, a solo exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the David M. Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in September 2014; the winner’s solo exhibition will be on view at CDS in fall 2015.


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