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CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims Featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair

SCOPE Art Show in Miami, Florida in 2015

2015 SCOPE Art Show in Miami, Florida

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts at Duke University, is currently being featured at the SCOPE Miami Art Fair in Miami, Florida. Clark Gallery is exhibiting eight large-scale photographs from Sims’s project “The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan,” which recently received the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art from Italy. Scope Miami Art Fair runs through December 6.

SCOPE is celebrated as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for its uncanny ability to forecast new visual trends that are embraced globally, SCOPE Art Shows (New York, Miami, and Basel) garner extensive critical acclaim and are attended by more than 1.2 million visitors a year.

Christopher Sims is the undergraduate educator director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and a Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts. He has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke University, a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MFA in studio art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and, at CDS, has coordinated the exhibition, awards, and web programs. His most recent exhibitions include shows at SF Camerawork, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. His project about Guantanamo Bay was featured in The Washington Post, the BBC World Service, Roll Call, and Flavorwire. He is represented by Ann Stewart Fine Art in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., and Clark Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. He was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers in 2010 and named one of the “new Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford American magazine in 2012.

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