How to Apply for Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology 2022 (up to $2,500)

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Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology

Applications are open for the Rachel Tanur Prize for Visual Sociology 2022. The Prize recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work.

The purpose of the prize is to encourage students to work with photography as a visual medium in their study and understanding of social phenomena. It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and who was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships. The prize is awarded biennially.


  • The first prize is $2,500 USD, two years of honorary Board Membership to the International Sociological Association (ISA) Visual Sociology Research Committee, and publication of the winning essay as a “picture talk feature” with an associated DOI in the journal Visual Studies.
  • The second prize is $1,500 USD and the third prize is $500 USD.
  • All prize winners will be awarded student membership to the ISA and the Visual Sociology Research Committee.


  • Open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences.
  • Students must be enrolled in their undergraduate or graduate program at the time of application.
  • Students from diverse social science disciplines, with an interest in visual media, are encouraged to apply.


The 2022 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize is now open for applications. Applications are due March 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm (New York time).

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For more information, visit Rachel Tanur Prize.

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