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2017 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now March 1

2017 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now March 1

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing. The upcoming prize competition will be for writing. The […]


Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode’s Prizewinning Essay

Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode's Prizewinning Essay

“The ambivalence of photographs, their possibilities and limitations, suggest that we should not trust images as records of our lives and histories.”—CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Iveta Vaivode In her photo essay “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” Iveta Vaivode seeks to create a new family album, one full of images of imagined memories. The compelling, unique […]


CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Rachel Andrews on Ireland’s Maze Prison, April 16

CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Rachel Andrews on Ireland's Maze Prison,  April 16

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years. On April 16, the Center for Documentary Studies will host the winner of the inaugural 2013 prize competition, Irish writer Rachel Andrews, for a public presentation with photographer Dara McGrath on documenting the demolition of Ireland’s Maze Prison complex, the subject of Andrews’ prizewinning essay,”A New Wilderness […]


Deadline Extended for 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography: March 1

Deadline Extended for 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography: March 1

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary writing and photography in alternating years, with a focus on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize will be for documentary photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and have his or her work featured in […]


Irish Writer Rachel Andrews Wins Inaugural CDS Documentary Essay Prize Competition

Irish Writer Rachel Andrews Wins Inaugural CDS Documentary Essay Prize Competition

The new CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years. The 2013 inaugural prize competition was awarded in writing and went to Cork City, Ireland–based writer and cultural critic Rachel Andrews for her essay “A New Wilderness at the Maze,” in which she explores the meaning of the demolition […]