"Rostros Del Tiempo | Faces of Time" Exhibit Opens, Panel and Film Screenings to Follow

    “Rostros Del Tiempo | Faces of Time” Exhibit Opens, Panel and Film Screenings to Follow

    An exhibit of photographs by documentarian Charles D. Thompson, Rostros del Tiempo | Faces of Time, opens at Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center on September 30. On October 8, there will be a related panel discussion that includes a screening of Thompson’s short documentary on the project; the film will also screen that evening as part of the NC Latin […]

    "Oh Freedom Over Me" Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

    “Oh Freedom Over Me” Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

    In October, the Durham County Library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ acclaimed graphic memoir about his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. As part of the program, the library will display a former Center for Documentary Studies exhibit, Oh Freedom Over Me. The original 2004 exhibit marked the fortieth anniversary of […]

    Watch, as CDS Kicks off Its 25th Anniversary Year

    Watch, as CDS Kicks off Its 25th Anniversary Year

    It’s on: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) will be celebrating our 25th anniversary during the year beginning this fall. Founded in 1989, CDS opened its doors as a support corporation of Duke University in January 1990, the first institution in the United States dedicated solely to the rich legacy and continuing practice of the documentary tradition […]

    Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for "South Side"

    Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for “South Side”

    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for “South Side,” his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. The $10,000 award is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Dorothea […]

    Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

    Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is honored to host acclaimed filmmaker and film educator Marco Williams on the Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campuses as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    Free Screening: "Cages of Shame" Exposes an Animal-Welfare Issue
    Free Screening: “Cages of Shame” Exposes an Animal-Welfare Issue

    On September 30, the international animal-welfare group Animals Asia and Duke University’s Ca…

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    Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online
    Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

    The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produc…

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    Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute
    Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

    This summer, nine producers from across the country came to the Center for Documentary Studies for t…

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