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.
For more information and to apply, visit the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography site.
Submissions for the 2016 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are no longer being accepted. The winner will be announced to the public in January 2017.