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“From the moment I started making the photographs that became Driftless, I said I was going to make a book. And it’s such a difficult thing to do. . . . I put that in front of me; it was my goal. When I look back it almost seems an insurmountable task, but I got lucky and it happened.”—Danny Wilcox Frazier, 2006 prize winner

Want to be the one telling this story? Get your application in! There are only a few days left until the 2016 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition entry period ends (deadline is September 15). (Click here to learn more about entering the competition.)

For those needing a little extra time: There is a grace period through midnight (EST) on September 25 for applicants who started their submissions before the deadline. Please write Caitlin Johnson, caitlin.johnson@duke.edu, with any questions.

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Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be this year’s prize judge. Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of the Aperture Foundation, will chair the selection committee that chooses the finalists

Books in the First Book Prize in Photography series are copublished by the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University Press.

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 also receives a solo exhibit and the photographs are then placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.


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