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 prize will honor work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.
Award Description: THE WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER RECEIVES A GRANT OF $3,000, PUBLICATION OF A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY, AND INCLUSION IN A WEB SITE DEVOTED TO PRESENTING THE WORK OF WINNERS OF THE PRIZE. THE JUDGE ALSO WRITES THE INTRODUCTION FOR THE BOOK, WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED BY DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CDS BOOKS OF THE CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES.
Requirements: Open to American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities.