Nandita Raman and Elizabeth Moreno took home the first prizes in the Project and Work-in-Progress categories, respectively, of the 2010 Daylight / Center for Documentary Studies Photo Awards last Saturday.
Moreno's project, titled "Far from the Cities, Close to Earth" explores the lives of Mexican "rancheros" in Baja California, and their struggle to maintain traditional values and a sustainable lifestyle in the face of land development and low wages. Information about Raman's project was not immediately available.
The winning projects, which were selected by a jury of photo editors, gallery directors, and photographers from hundreds of submissions, will both be featured in print in Daylight Magazine and CDS's news magazine Document, as well as online and in exhibitions at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Raman will also receive $1,000 for exhibition related expenses, and will be featured in a multimedia Daylight podcast.
Jurors also commended Rachel Barrett, Priya Kambli, Jan Lieske, and Daniel Stier in the Project category, and Erica Allen, Paula McCartney, Martin Roemers, and Monika Sziladi in the Work-in-Progress category. The Center for Documentary Studies will feature their work in a group exhibition.
Multimedia galleries of the award-winning submissions and details about the exhibitions will be available on the Daylight blog in the next few weeks. More information about the contest is at Daylight's Web site.
–by Eli Meixler
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