Prizewinners

2017 Documentary Essay Prizewinner: Carrie Laben

Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017 Winner, for Writing: Carrie Laben Honorable Mentions awarded to Richard Gilbert and Renata Golden The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2017 prize competition was awarded in writing. The winning...

2016 Documentary Essay Prizewinner: Jessica Eve Rattner

Monday, May 30, 2016

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2016 prize competition was awarded in photography to Jessica Eve Rattner, an American photographer based in Berkeley, California, for “House of Charm,” a ten-year...

2015 Documentary Essay Prizewinner: Abbie Gascho Landis

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2015 prize competition was awarded in writing. The winning essay, “Immersion: Our Native Mussels and Bodies of Freshwater,” was submitted by Abbie Gascho Landis, a...

2014 Documentary Essay Prize Winner: Iveta Vaivode

Friday, May 30, 2014

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2014 prize competition was awarded in photography. The winning essay, “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” was submitted by Iveta Vaivode, a freelance photographer based in...

2013 Documentary Essay Prize Winner: Rachel Andrews

Monday, May 20, 2013

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The first prize competition was awarded in writing. The winning essay, “A New Wilderness at the Maze,” was submitted by Rachel Andrews, a writer and journalist based in...