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

Photograph courtesy of Marco Werman.

Photograph courtesy of Marco Werman

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 how that experience has shaped Werman’s approach to telling other people’s stories.

Always Go in on Your Tip-Toes: Documenting the Lives of Others
Thursday, November 5, 12–1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke University West Campus, Old Chemistry Building 011
415 Chapel Drive, Durham, North Carolina
Light lunch served

Recalling his experience in Harris’s class, Werman has said, “I keep my first photo [for that course] in a frame today on my desk at work. The man in the photo has his fist right in my lens. It serves as a reminder that I should always go into a story on tip-toes, never guns blazing.”

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke Performances, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy.

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