Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology
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The Social Science Research Council announces a twenty-year program of biannual grants from the Mark Family Fund for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology. 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.
Some of Rachel’s work is collected in the 2008 volume Visualizing Social Science: Photographs by Rachel Tanur (New York: SSRC Books). An online gallery can be viewed here.
The 2012 Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology is now closed. Congratulations to prize recipients Eryn Snyder, Leigh Bush, and Bisola Falola. The winning photographs and commentaries, as well as applicant photographs and commentaries, can be seen here.