Register Now: Third Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

    Register Now: Third Session Added for “Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies”

    Due to demand, our Continuing Education program is offering a third session of the Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies course this summer. This intensive, weeklong class is designed for distance students who are pursuing the Certificate in Documentary Arts and fulfills their introductory course requirement, and it is also ideal for any student wishing to get a grasp of […]

    FREE August 6: Full Frame Screening of "Beauty is Embarrassing"

    FREE August 6: Full Frame Screening of “Beauty is Embarrassing”

    Put it on your calendar: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a one night only free screening of 2012 festival favorite Beauty is Embarrassing in Durham as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) 21C Museum Hotel 111 North Corcoran St., Durham, North Carolina Directions        […]

    Jessica Ingram's "Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial" Opens August 10 at CDS

    Jessica Ingram’s “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial” Opens August 10 at CDS

    Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial will be on view at the Center for Documentary Studies from August 10 to October 17, 2015. The exhibit presents thirty of Jessica Ingram’s photographs of both marked and unmarked locations of historic significance to the struggle for civil rights in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The exhibit also presents […]

    Closing Reception, August 21: "Phone Home Durham" Exhibit

    Closing Reception, August 21: “Phone Home Durham” Exhibit

    “Through this performance, the digital converts to the material—from an image living in the world of the virtual to being something that can hang on a wall, rest in a box, live as a print and become historical record.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly,  Power Plant Gallery public programs director The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the […]

    2015 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

    2015 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

    And they’re off….six undergraduates and recent graduates from local universities will be pursuing summerlong documentary projects as recipients of the 2015 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. While many of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ awards are national or international in focus, the John Hope Franklin awards go to Triangle-area undergraduates who wish to pursue projects involving oral […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    Full Frame Third Friday: “King Georges” Screens FREE on August 21 and 27
    Full Frame Third Friday: “King Georges” Screens FREE on August 21 and 27

    Put these two dates on your calendar: the Full Frame Film Festival will host two free screenings of…

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    Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing
    Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

    By now I have become a freshwater mussel groupie. I fawn over photographs. . . . I stalk them from a…

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    Student Work

    Now Available: Lineup for Fall 2015 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online
    Now Available: Lineup for Fall 2015 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online

    The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, …

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    August 28: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Continues With “True Romance”
    August 28: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Continues With “True Romance”

    What if the person, place, or thing that sets your heart strings strumming also sets you apart in so…

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