26 Apr 2017

Competitions CDS Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize

Center for Documentary StudiesDurham, North Carolina, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: May 22, 2017 – The Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize is given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to support documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images.

Competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others.

The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible.

The judging is based only on submitted work as well as the project description and statement describing interplay of words and images.

The winner of the Lange-Taylor Prize receives $10,000; in addition, their work will be published in the Center for Documentary Studies’ online magazine and placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.


First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.

Center for Documentary Studies
Duke University
1317 W Pettigrew St
Durham, NC 27705

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Online, In-Kind Benefit, and Publication.

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