2018 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize



A prize of $10,000 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 fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. 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 winner will be featured in the Center for Documentary Studies' digital publications and included in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.


All are eligible

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Artists retain full copyright of their works.

By entering the prize, you agree and acknowledge that the Center for Documentary Studies retain the right to display and reproduce submitted works for educational, promotional, and exhibition purposes in both electronic and print formats.


Documentary Photojournalism Conceptual Fine Art Film