The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology

The Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology from the Social Science Research Council is open for applications.

The purpose of the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is to encourage students to incorporate visual analysis in their study and understanding of social phenomena. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science). Students must be currently enrolled or have received their degrees no earlier than the end of the term finishing just before the meeting of the International Sociological Association (ISA) at which the prize is to be awarded.

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Prizes will be awarded at the third International Sociology Association Forum to be held in Vienna, Austria on July 10-14, 2016.

The applicant must submit two commentaries in English, each no more than 4000 characters (~500 words) in length, and one photo. One commentary must be based on one or more of the photos by Rachel Tanur and one must be based on an original photo taken by the applicant. Each commentary is expected to give a sociological analysis of the selected visual material, based on theoretical and applied social science methods. 

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Deadline for applications is on January 25th, 2016.

Further information can be found here.

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