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Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

In November 2015, a discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer—took place at Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics. Together, the two looked back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student […]

November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

CDS recommends an upcoming discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer. Together, the two will look back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student in Harris’s “American Communities” course, and explore […]

CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]

Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, “In Conversation With Pictures & Archives”

Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, "In Conversation With Pictures & Archives"

On October 22, a panel discussion exploring the use of historic archives by contemporary photographers, “In Conversation with Pictures & Archives,” will be held at the Center for Documentary Studies as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival*. The discussion will be grounded in the work of the panelists: photographers and documentarians Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete […]

Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris’s Acclaimed New Book, “Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City”

Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris's Acclaimed New Book, "Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City"

An event with storied evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson and documentary photographer Alex Harris at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will celebrate the publication of their acclaimed new book, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City. The event is free and open to the public. Wilson, now in his eighties, has […]

New Book By Alex Harris and E. O. Wilson On the “Spirit of a Southern City”

New Book By Alex Harris and E. O. Wilson On the "Spirit of a Southern City"

Pulitzer-Prize winning evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson, now in his eighties, has long contemplated the disparity between his life at Harvard and his roots in Alabama, “where my heart has always lived, close to the memory of Mobile’s landscapes and my people,” he writes. In their new book, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of […]

Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Photographer and writer Alex Harris, a CDS founder and professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies at Duke University, will be this month’s PhotoNight speaker for the UNC–Chapel Hill student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. PhotoNight events are held around the world, providing an avenue for the enhancement of the […]

Multimedia Presentation, February 23: Alex Harris and Paula Ehrlich on Their Documentary Project, “The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer”

Multimedia Presentation, February 23: Alex Harris and Paula Ehrlich on Their Documentary Project, “The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer”

Photographer Alex Harris, a CDS founder and longtime instructor, and producer/co-director Paula Ehrlich will discuss their innovative documentary project, The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer, in a multimedia presentation at Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on February 23. Thursday, February 23, 6–8 p.m. Frank Gallery 109 East Franklin St., Chapel […]

Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Alex Harris’s photographic work recently opened in a landmark exhibit at the Getty Museum show, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Evans to Now. Harris’s 18 large scale photographs are featured alongside those of Walker Evans, and two other contemporary photographers. A student of Walker Evans at Yale, Harris is the author of, among other books, […]

Photographs from Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris

Photographs from Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft is designed for photographers who have created a relatively large body of images and want to learn more about how to edit and present those photographs to publishers, galleries, curators, and the general public. The workshop was taught at CDS from May 5–8, 2011. Learn more about Continuing Education at […]