First Book Prize: Jennette Williams


I have no idea if this is old news or not, as I just stumbled upon it yesterday: The latest winner of the First Book Prize, awarded by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and The Honickman Foundation, is Jennette Williams for her project on Women Bathing.
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Williams was selected by Mary Ellen Mark for the biannual prize, and now will have a book published of her work. The last winner was Danny Wilcox Frazier with his terrific project documenting rural Iowa published as Driftless: Photographs from Iowa. He was selected by Robert Frank, you can see some pictures here.
Great work from both, this is a great award and I’m happy to see it out there. Next entry is in 2010 so start planning now


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