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Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

The Center for Documentary Studies opened its doors as a nonprofit affiliate of Duke University in 1990; we’ll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout 2015. Now online: a special anniversary issue of our quarterly publication, Document, which regularly features a selection of the best documentary work we support and produce. To browse past issues, click here. To receive print […]


Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

Enjoy: Final Projects by Fall 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

On a Friday evening in December 2014, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies received their Certificate in Documentary Arts. Their projects encompassed all varieties of media taught at CDS: There were five videos, three audio slideshows, two writing projects, and one multimedia website. The students capped off several years of study to come together […]


Spring 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

Spring 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The latest issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Spring 2014 issue include work from Myra Greene’s photography exhibit My White Friends, the MFA|EDA Class of 2014 thesis exhibition, updates on our new undergraduate classes, and […]


New Fall 2013 Issue of “Document” Available Online

New Fall 2013 Issue of "Document" Available Online

The latest issue of Document, the CDS quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. Highlights in the fall issue include an interview with new CDS director Wesley Hogan, exhibits by CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Gerard H. […]


Make a Short Doc with Help from “Visual Storytelling: The Digital Video Documentary,” a CDS E-Book

Make a Short Doc with Help from "Visual Storytelling: The Digital Video Documentary," a CDS E-Book

The Center for Documentary Studies’ first e-book, Visual Storytelling, is for anyone who wants to make a watchable short documentary using a consumer camcorder, digital SLR camera, or cell phone. Nancy Kalow, who has taught at CDS for twelve years and chairs the selection committee of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, has written a step-by-step […]


Summer 2013 Issue of “Document” Available Online

Summer 2013 Issue of "Document" Available Online

The latest issue of Document, the CDS quarterly newsletter, is now available online; Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. Highlights in the summer issue include an interview with outgoing CDS director Tom Rankin, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival award winners, a tribute to the […]


View Online: Special Spring 2013 Issue of “Document” Celebrates New Photo Books and Exhibits

View Online: Special Spring 2013 Issue of "Document" Celebrates New Photo Books and Exhibits

The spring 2013 issue of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ quarterly newsletter, Document, is now available to read and view online. This special issue celebrates the publication of two new photo books, with accompanying exhibits, from the Center for Documentary Studies: One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia will be published in April 2013 […]


Read Online: New Winter Issue of “Document,” CDS’s Quarterly Publication

Read Online: New Winter Issue of “Document,” CDS’s Quarterly Publication

The Winter 2013 issue of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ quarterly newsletter, Document, is now available to read online, featuring a look at our current exhibits—photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Campaign for Braddock Hospital and photographer Gordon Parks’s 1956 photo essay from Life magazine, The Restraints: Open and Hidden; information on the upcoming Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; an essay […]


Read Online: New Fall Issue of “Document,” CDS’s Quarterly Publication

Read Online: New Fall Issue of "Document," CDS's Quarterly Publication

Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The fall 2012 issue of Document is now available to read online, featuring an in-depth interview with Eric Muller, editor of the acclaimed new CDS/UNC Press book, Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II; […]


Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Browse through our online course listings for a wide range of classes for adults interested in the documentary arts—photography, film/video, audio, writing, and other creative media. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. The following designations assist students in determining the most appropriate course in which to enroll: 1. All Levels: Open to […]


Now Available To Read Online: Spring 2012 “Document,” the CDS Quarterly Newsletter

Now Available To Read Online: Spring 2012 "Document," the CDS Quarterly Newsletter

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Read Online: Winter 2012 Issue of Document

Read Online: Winter 2012 Issue of Document

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Fall 2011 Issue of Document

Fall 2011 Issue of Document

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Spring 2011 Issue of Document

Spring 2011 Issue of Document

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Nancy Kalow on “Visual Storytelling: The Digital Video Documentary”

Nancy Kalow on "Visual Storytelling: The Digital Video Documentary"

Nancy Kalow is a folklorist and filmmaker who has taught at the Center for Documentary Studies since 2000. She attended Harvard University (A.B.), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.A.), and was a Rockefeller Fellow at UNC’s University Center for International Studies. She has documented southern traditional music and material culture, Primitive Baptist […]


Winter 2011 Issue of Document

Winter 2011 Issue of Document

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Fall 2010 Issue of Document

Fall 2010 Issue of Document

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Summer 2010 Issue of Document

Summer 2010 Issue of Document

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Spring 2010 Issue of “Document” Available as PDF

Spring 2010 Issue of "Document" Available as PDF

Download the Spring 2010 issue of Document Document is a quarterly publication that features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. Each issue of Document includes a range of stories; for example, engaging interviews with photographers and other documentarians working locally, in their own communities, and on projects across […]


Reality Radio at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Reality Radio at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Reality Radio Book Signing and Talk at Politics and Prose, Washington, DC May 15, 2010 “Reality Radio is a fabulous book I wish I could have read when I started at NPR in 1974. It would have shaved 10–15 years off the learning curve in discovering how to make great radio.”—Bob Edwards, host of The […]


The New Issue of “Document” has Launched!

The New Issue of "Document" has Launched!

The re-designed Document has launched and is going quarterly! Copies are available now in the front lobby at CDS. Or to be sure you receive every issue, join Friends of CDS. Behind-the-scenes iPhone photographs of the Document press check by Bonnie Campbell.


William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston to Judge 2010 CDS / Honickman First Book Prize in Photography The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to […]


Jazz Loft Project Exhibition At New York Public Library For The Performing Arts At Lincoln Center

Jazz Loft Project Exhibition New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center On view through May 22, 2010 The exhibition, organized by the Center for Documentary Studies as part of a multiyear project, features never-before-displayed vintage black-and-white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who spent eight years […]


Recent Press Coverage For “The Jazz Loft Project”

Recent Press Coverage For "The Jazz Loft Project"

David Friend of Vanity Fair on The Jazz Loft Project November 27, 2009 Leonard Lepote Show interview with Sam Stephenson December 8, 2009 Powells.com Interview with Sam Stephenson December 10, 2009 Fred Kaplan on the Jazz Loft Project in New York Magazine December 27, 2009 Communication Arts Webpick of the Day December 29, 2009