The prize recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work. It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships.
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.
In addition, each applicant must submit a letter from his or her advisor, certifying the current student status of the applicant, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please visit http://www.racheltanurmemorialprize.org