The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Honickman Foundation
, based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American photographers of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work of their photographs. Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the photography gallery at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library; the photographs are then placed in the library’s Archive of Documentary Arts
Submissions for the 2016 First Book Prize will be accepted from June 15 to September 15, 2016.
The winner will be announced to the public in January 2017.