Posts Tagged ‘Mary Ellen Mark’

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams’ “The Bathers”

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams' "The Bathers"

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. […]


Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

We at the Center for Documentary Studies feel extremely fortunate to have worked with the inimitable Mary Ellen Mark over the years—her Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child photographs were on exhibit here in 2009–10 (the first presentation of that body of work in the United States), and in 2008 she served as the judge of our First Book Prize in […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to […]


Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child

Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child

Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child Photographs By Mary Ellen Mark November 5—January 10, 2010 Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries, Center for Documentary Studies In Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child Mary Ellen Mark portrays in intimate detail the lives of Icelandic children coping with a variety of physical and mental challenges as they go about their daily activities. Moving, poignant, sad and joyous, […]