A Reflection from 2016-2017 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow Jenny Stratton

    A Reflection from 2016-2017 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow Jenny Stratton

    Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of photographer Lewis Hine, the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) connects the talents of young documentary artists with the resources and needs of community-based organizations in the United States. Fellows focus primarily on issues of socially and economically marginalized children, adolescents, young adults, their families, and […]

    Registration Open for Spring 2017 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

    Registration Open for Spring 2017 Continuing Education 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. Registration is now open for Spring 2017 classes and workshops with a host of established, new, and online classes on offer, including a few hybrid on-site/online classes.  A complete listing of all Spring 2017 courses as well as […]

    2015 Lange-Taylor Prizewinning "Post Mégantic" Exhibit Opens December 5

    2015 Lange-Taylor Prizewinning “Post Mégantic” Exhibit Opens December 5

    Opening December 5, Center for Documentary Studies will host an exhibition of photographs from Post Mégantic, Michel Huneault’s 2015 Lange-Taylor prizewinning project on a small town in Quebec that was the site of Canada’s deadliest train disaster in 150 years. His project of remembrance garnered Huneault CDS’s prestigious Lange-Taylor Prize in 2015; the $10,000 annual award supports documentary artists involved in ongoing […]

    December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

    December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

    At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses. During the course, students finish a substantial documentary work—projects that often move out into the world in the […]

    December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Staring Down Fate"

    December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Staring Down Fate”

    The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, the story of a red wolf biologist—diagnosed with ALS—as he searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    CDS Cosponsors Residency of The Civilians, An Investigative Theater Company
    CDS Cosponsors Residency of The Civilians, An Investigative Theater Company

    The Center for Documentary Studies is among the cosponsors for a Duke Performances artist residenc…

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    Programs+Projects

    Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    February 1, 2017, deadline: Duke University undergraduates have the unique opportunity to join other…

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    Student Work

    Enjoy! Student work from Hal Goodtree's Night Photography class
    Enjoy! Student work from Hal Goodtree’s Night Photography class

    Over the course of six evenings in September and October of 2016, photographer and filmmaker Hal Go…

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    Launch of the "SNCC Digital Gateway" Documentary Website
    Launch of the “SNCC Digital Gateway” Documentary Website

    On December 13, 2016, the website for the SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn from the Past, Organize for t…

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