Students from the Center for Documentary Studies who spent the fall semester documenting life at the George Watts Elementary School in Durham will display their multimedia slideshows and photos on Monday, December 12. The event is free and open to the public. Students will be on hand to talk about their experiences at the school, and pizza will be provided by the PTA and CDS. Photos will be on view in the school’s gym; slideshows will be shown earlier in the day at the Watts Street Baptist Church next door.
Monday, December 12
Slideshows, 9:30–11:30 a.m. / Watts Street Baptist Church
Photos, 5:30–6:30 p.m. / George Watts Elementary School
800 and 700 Watts St., Durham, North Carolina
As part of the CDS class, Digital Documentary Photo: Capturing Transience, taught by Susie Post-Rust, each Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate focused on one subject, choosing a person, a class, or an idea—the nutrition program or playground dynamics, for instance—and produced photos and slideshows. A new website, www.wondersofwatts.com, will feature the works. The website’s official launch will be Monday morning, December 12, when it will be fully completed.
Prints from the exhibit as well as the website are being donated to George Watts Elementary.