Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Vanessa at Judges Table, Revlon Ball, Manhattan, 1997. Photograph by Gerard H. Gaskin, winner of the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.

Vanessa at Judges Table, Revlon Ball, Manhattan, 1997. Photograph by Gerard H. Gaskin, winner of the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.

Submissions for the seventh CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will now be accepted through September 22, 2014, a one-week extension.* The prestigious biennial prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is this year’s prize judge; Joshua Chuang, chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, is selection panel judge.

For more information on the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, including application instructions and galleries of past winners: firstbookprizephoto.com. Delve more deeply into news about the prize and the photography world in general on the new First Book Prize blog.

The competition is open to North American photographers who have never had a book-length publication, and honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose. Winners receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, inclusion in an online exhibition of prizewinners, and a solo exhibition; photographs are then placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Library. “A photographer’s first book is an amazingly potent object,” says Phillips. “Picture books, books of photographs, are not being lost to the digital revolution; if anything they have become only more meaningful, more treasured.”

*There is a grace period through midnight (EST) on September 26, 2014, for applicants who have started their submissions before the September 22 deadline.

 

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