March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery


Join the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South for a launch event at the Power Plant Gallery on Friday, March 4. The event will celebrate the publication of the Spring 2016 Southern Cultures, a special documentary arts issue of CSAS’s quarterly publication guest edited by Duke University’s MFA|EDA director and former Center for Documentary Studies director Tom Rankin.

Friday, March 4, 5–7:30 p.m.; remarks at 6 p.m.
Power Plant Gallery and Boiler Room
American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina
Light refreshments; South Deck parking at the American Tobacco Campus recommended

The special issue features stories of Lao immigrants in Morganton, North Carolina, participatory archives and self-documentation in Eastern Kentucky, collaborative documentary work in the Mississippi Delta, missionaries in Louisiana, Christmas in Cat Square, North Carolina, the history of documentation (and resistance) in Hale County, Alabama, and more.

The Power Plant Gallery is a joint initiative of Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts.

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