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How to Win a $10K Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

August 3, 2016

By David Walker


A young man jumps on a trampoline at a block club party in Chicago in 2009, from Jon Lowenstein’s project “South Side.” Lowenstein applied several times, and won in 2014 after he added video. 

The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies in 1990 to encourage collaboration between documentary photographers and writers. Since 2011, the prize has been open to individuals as well as teams, and applicants are no longer limited to projects that combine images and text. New rules have opened the competition to projects that combine...

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