[artinfo] Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor documentary prize

Sára Stenczer stenczer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 10:20:20 CET 2008

The year 2009 marks the nineteenth anniversary of the Dorothea
Lange–Paul Taylor documentary prize, a $20,000 award given annually by
the Center for Documentary Studies. First announced a year after the
Center's founding at Duke University, the prize was created 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. The Lange-Taylor Prize honors their important
collaborative work.

The Lange-Taylor Prize is offered to a writer and a photographer in
the early stages of a documentary project. By encouraging such
collaborative efforts, the Center for Documentary Studies supports the
documentary process in which writers and photographers work together
to record the human story.


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