Watch: "East Durham/Cleveland-Holloway Stories," from the 2014 CDS Video Institute

    Watch: “East Durham/Cleveland-Holloway Stories,” from the 2014 CDS Video Institute

    2014 marked the eleventh year of the CDS Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. In response to strong demand it drew twenty-eight students—up from the usual twenty-four—for an intense week of “boot camp”–style doc training. In one week, they went from setting up interviews to showing their work […]

    Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode Wins 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

    Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode Wins 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

    “The ambivalence of photographs, their possibilities and limitations, suggest that we should not trust images as records of our lives and histories.”—CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Iveta Vaivode In her photo essay “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” Iveta Vaivode seeks to create a new family album, one full of images of imagined memories. The compelling, unique […]

    Amanda Berg and Sarah Stacke: 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

    Amanda Berg and Sarah Stacke: 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

    Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of Lewis Hine, the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations serving children and their communities around the world. Read more about Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows and their work on the program’s blog […]

    Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

    Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media—for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for Fall 2014 classes and workshops (and a few remaining summer institutes), with a host of established, new, and […]

    "Contested": New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

    “Contested”: New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

    The media typically takes a straightforward look at sports: who won, who lost, and why. And almost all of that coverage is about the 1 percent of athletes competing at the highest levels of college and professional sport. With Contested, a new one-hour broadcast airing on public radio stations across the country, Center for Documentary Studies […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    "The North Wind and the Sun" Explores Radical Changes in a Small North Carolina Town
    “The North Wind and the Sun” Explores Radical Changes in a Small North Carolina Town

    The North Wind and the Sun, an exhibit by North Carolina native Cathy McLaurin, presents an ongoing …

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    Programs+Projects

    Call for Entries: "Picture Books," a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books
    Call for Entries: “Picture Books,” a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books

    The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, invites photographers, artist…

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    Student Work

    Watch: "Anytown USA" Student Video Projects on Liberty, North Carolina
    Watch: “Anytown USA” Student Video Projects on Liberty, North Carolina

    Anytown, USA is a class offered once a year through the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Ed…

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