Posts Tagged ‘Deborah Willis’

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2012, Gerard H. Gaskin’s “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2012, Gerard H. Gaskin's "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]


June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students

June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students

With our connections to and great admiration for the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia, we at the Center for Documentary Studies are looking forward to the annual event’s next installment, June 13–19. LOOK3 is about celebrating the vision of extraordinary photographers, igniting conversations about critical issues, and fostering the next generation of artists. […]


“Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”: Exhibit and Book Features Gerard H. Gaskin’s Prizewinning Images

"Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene": Exhibit and Book Features Gerard H. Gaskin's Prizewinning Images

“Legendary allows us to bear witness to a group of people who are courageous enough to create their safe space. . . . In search of beauty, Gaskin’s photographs open our eyes to an extraordinary community of artists who are performing beauty.”—Deborah Willis, judge for the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography In 2012, […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2010, Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives”

In anticipation of next month’s publication of 2012 Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin’s Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, we’re taking a look back at previous winners of this prestigious biennial prize, which offers, among other things, publication of a book of photography. This month, we’re featuring the […]


First Book Prize in Photography Publication and Exhibit Is a Cross-Campus Collaboration

First Book Prize in Photography Publication and Exhibit Is a Cross-Campus Collaboration

Anticipation is already building for the book launch and accompanying exhibit of Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, featuring photographs by 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin. Celebrated curator and photographer Deborah Willis chose Gaskin’s longtime project for the prestigious biennial prize—radiant color and black-and-white photographs of house balls, underground […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams’ “The Bathers”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams' "The Bathers"

In anticipation of the fall publication of 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. Gaskin’s Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, we’re taking a look back at previous winners of this prestigious biennial prize, which offers, among other things, publication of a book of photography. This month, it’s Jennette Williams, chosen as […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2006, Danny Wilcox Frazier’s “Driftless: Photographs from Iowa”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2006, Danny Wilcox Frazier's "Driftless: Photographs from Iowa"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize and […]


2012 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2004, Steven B. Smith’s “The Weather and a Place to Live”

2012 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2004, Steven B. Smith's "The Weather and a Place to Live"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize and write an […]


First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Previous Winners: From 2002, Larry Schwarm’s “On Fire”

First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Previous Winners: From 2002, Larry Schwarm's "On Fire"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize and […]


Gerard H. Gaskin Wins 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Gerard H. Gaskin Wins 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography judge Deborah Willis, the renowned curator, historian, and photographer, has chosen Gerard H. Gaskin to win the prize for his black-and-white and color photographs that document the African American and Latino house and ballroom community. Willis says that she found Gaskin’s photographs “innovative and spirited,” the images filled with both […]


CDS Exhibit Features Gordon Parks’s Segregation Series, “The Restraints: Open and Hidden”

CDS Exhibit Features Gordon Parks's Segregation Series, "The Restraints: Open and Hidden"

The Restraints: Open and Hidden is an exhibition of work by iconic photographer Gordon Parks—a color photo essay of the same name that appeared in Life magazine in 1956. The piece sought to show the magazine’s (largely white) audience that black people, even those living under segregation, lived full, rich, ordinary lives. The Restraints will be on view […]


“A Hungry Heart”: Presentation on Iconic Photographer Gordon Parks, Friday, November 16

"A Hungry Heart": Presentation on Iconic Photographer Gordon Parks, Friday, November 16

A conversation and slide presentation by Deborah Willis on the work of iconic photographer Gordon Parks will take place at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art on November 16,  followed by a reception. “A Hungry Heart: Gordon Parks” is free and open to the public. Willis, one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography, chairs the department of photography and imaging at […]


Deadline for the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Extended to September 22: Watch Video

Submissions will be accepted for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography June 15, 2012, through September 22, 2012.* The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation co-sponsor this prestigious prize, the only one of its kind. The competition is open to American and Canadian citizens (and residents of the U.S. […]


First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy’s “Iraq | Perspectives” Now Available as Enhanced E-Book

First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy's "Iraq | Perspectives" Now Available as Enhanced E-Book

Iraq | Perspectives by 2010 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Benjamin Lowy is now available as an enhanced e-book on iTunes. Lowy’s audio commentary brings his arresting color photographs of the war in Iraq to life. Those images—taken through Humvee windows and military-issue night vision goggles—and Lowy’s stories capture the desolation of a war-ravaged country as well […]


CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Winner Benjamin Lowy Receives 2012 ICP Infinity Award

2010 First Book Prize winner Benjamin Lowy has won the prestigious 2012 ICP Infinity Award in photojournalism. ICP’s Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. Founded in 1974, the International Center of Photography  is […]


Video Available: Photographer Larry Schwarm on His Book “On Fire”

Video Available: Photographer Larry Schwarm on His Book "On Fire"

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2002 winner Larry Schwarm talks about his book On Fire, and how he tried to make the photographs of fires look the way they felt. Application information for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will […]


Video Available: Photographer Steven B. Smith on His Book “The Weather and a Place to Live”

Video Available: Photographer Steven B. Smith on His Book “The Weather and a Place to Live"

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2004 winner Steven B. Smith talks with Maria Morris Hambourg, the founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about how the images of Southern California in The Weather and a Place […]


Video Available: Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier On His Book “Driftless”

Video Available: Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier On His Book “Driftless”

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2006 winner Danny Wilcox Frazier talks about growing up in Iowa and going back to make the photographs in Driftless: Photographs from Iowa. Application information for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will […]


Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

Sales of photographer Benjamin Lowy’s prizewinning book, Iraq | Perspectives, have spiked following his interview on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Monday, December 5. The book has gone from #217,000 to  #2,125 on Amazon, where it is currently the number-one bestselling book on Iraq, and ranks thirteen out of all books by or about […]


Video Available: Photographer Benjamin Lowy on His Book “Iraq | Perspectives”

Video Available: Photographer Benjamin Lowy on His Book "Iraq | Perspectives"

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2010 winner Benjamin Lowy talks about his process for taking the photographs in Iraq | Perspectives, and viewers can listen to some of the conversations about editing the book. Lowy will be signing […]


Video Available: Photographer Jennette Williams on Her Book “The Bathers”

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2008 winner Jennette Williams talks about her process for taking the photographs in The Bathers. In addtion, Mary Ellen Mark, the judge of the 2008 competition, talks about how she selected Williams as the […]


Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography

Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography

Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography An Informal Half-Day Discussion Friday, October 2, 1–6 p.m. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Free and Open to the Public Some of the most renowned photographers, curators, and documentary writers working today will gather for a free half-day conference on Friday, October 2, at the Nasher Museum of […]