Lynsey Addario's "Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan" Now On View Through April 18

    Lynsey Addario’s “Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan” Now On View Through April 18

    Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan is on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through April 18. Renowned conflict photographer Lynsey Addario, a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, made her first trip to Afghanistan in 2000 to document the lives of women under the Taliban. Addario has returned many times, always training a close eye on women’s lives in […]

    March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

    March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

    Extraordinary. . . . Her cerebral, witty, multichambered essays tend to swing around to one topic in particular: what we mean when we say we feel someone else’s pain. . . .Watching the philosopher in Ms. Jamison grapple with empathy is a heart-expanding exercise.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times On March 18, bestselling author Leslie Jamison […]

    Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

    Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

    Filmmaker Gary Hawkins, a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies, is in the Netherlands for the world premiere of his short experimental film Zero Irony at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Hawk will be sending text, video, and still-image dispatches while he’s there. Herewith, his first—words and images (scroll down for slideshow and […]

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series "Aunties"

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series “Aunties”

    Freelance photographer Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Aunties. The images document, as Sabin writes, “the lives of my aunts who live in Northwest Russia. Alevtina and Ludmila are in their seventies but carry on the traditional Russian […]

    Submissions Now Open for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    Submissions Now Open for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies. The $10,000 prize is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Lange and writer and social scientist Taylor, and supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—whose existing, extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of words and images. […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    March 4: "The Activist's Playbook" Panel and Launch Celebration for the "One Person, One Vote" Website
    March 4: “The Activist’s Playbook” Panel and Launch Celebration for the “One Person, One Vote” Website

    An event at the Durham County Public Library commemorates next month’s 50th anniversary of Blo…

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    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Now Available Online
    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

    The Center for Documentary Studies opened its doors as a nonprofit affiliate of Duke University in 1…

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    Student Work

    Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads
    Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

    On a Friday evening in December 2014, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Docum…

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    March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors
    March 8: 4th Annual Alice Fest Showcases Female Directors

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, the fourth annual Alice Fest film festival showcases cur…

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