The prize is intended to fund collaborative work by a writer and a photographer in the formative or fieldwork stages of a documentary project. Submissions on any subject are welcome.
Winners of the Lange-Taylor competition will have their work featured in Document, a periodical published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as in a virtual gallery on the CDS Web site. The amount of the award is $20,000.
Deadline : All required materials must be submitted under one cover during the month of January and postmarked no later than January 31, 2009.
Yearly. Application fee of $40.
Winners will be chosen and notified by mid-summer 2009.
More on the website
"Lange-Taylor Prize 2008 Winners: Ilan Greenberg and Carolyn Drake
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the eighteenth Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Carolyn Drake and writer Ilan Greenberg, both Americans. The $20,000 award is given annually to encourage collaboration in documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed American photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. Lange and Taylor worked together for many years, most notably on fieldwork that resulted in American Exodus (1941), a seminal work in documentary studies". Read the full press release.
Winners 2007 : Kurt Pitzer and Roger LeMoyne