Triangle-Area Undergrads: Apply During February 2015 for Student Documentary Awards

Photograph by 2014 John Hope Franklin Award winner Diego Camposeco, from his project on Latinos and the North Carolina landscape

Photograph by 2014 John Hope Franklin Award winner Diego Camposeco, from his project on Latinos and the North Carolina landscape

Established in 1990 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards go to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area universities to help them conduct intensive summer-long documentary fieldwork projects, for which they receive up to $2,000. The awards are named for revered scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching.

Applicants must be registered undergraduate students at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. CDS welcomes both individual and collaborative proposals.

Applications for the 2015 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards will be accepted during the month of February 2015 (postmarked no later than Monday, March 2, 2015). Click here for more information and application guidelines.

Images in the slideshow below feature the work of 2014 John Hope Franklin Award winners Diego Camposeco and Shu-Cao. Diego Camposeco’s project investigated the connection between Latinos and the North Carolina landscape through large-format photography, and Shu-Cao Mo’s project created a sustainable art curriculum for children in underprivileged communities in China. 

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Two 2014 John Hope Franklin award-winning projects are not featured in the slideshow above; they are Katherine Zhang’s long-form nonfiction piece on the gentrification of New York City’s Chinatown and Rinchen Dolma’s video about the prevalence of tuberculosis in the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India. 

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