The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology 2022 is now accepting applications.
The prize honors students in the social sciences who use visual analysis as part of their research.
The prize’s goal is to encourage students to use photography as a visual medium for studying and comprehending social problems.
It is named after Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who was a keen observer of living situations and human connections and cared passionately about people and their lives.
The prize is given out every two years.
- The first award consists of $2,500 USD, two years of honorary board membership on the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) Visual Sociology Research Committee, and publishing of the winning essay in the journal Visual Studies as a “picture talk feature” with an attached DOI.
- The second and third prizes are $1,500 USD and $500 USD, respectively.
- Student membership in the ISA and the Visual Sociology Research Committee will be offered to all prize recipients.
Eligibility for Rachel Tanur Prize
- Undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences from all around the globe are welcome to apply.
- At the time of application, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
- Students interested in visual media from a variety of social science areas are welcome to apply.
Application for Rachel Tanur Prize
Applications for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize in 2022 are currently being accepted.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022, at 9:00 p.m. (New York time).