Archive for April, 2008

2014 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

2014 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

Eight Duke University students graduating in 2014 with a Certificate in Documentary Studies describe themselves and their work: William Tobias Baumgartner Boulder, Colorado Major: Program II—Visual Media and Health Disparities (Documentary Studies and Global Health) My Duke experience has been characterized by a pursuit of multidisciplinary studies. Through my self-created Program II major, I have […]


Final Projects by 2013 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

Under the guidance of Alex Harris and teaching assistant Amanda Berg, Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University graduates completed their projects in the spring 2013 Capstone Seminar as the culmination of their documentary studies classes and certificate requirements. The works “span the range of documentary possibilities from printed still black-and-white-photographs to audio, video, and multimedia,” says Harris. “Their […]


Audio Slideshow: CDS Director Tom Rankin on Paul Kwilecki and “One Place”

Paul Kwilecki was born and lived his entire life in Bainbridge, Georgia, running the family hardware store, raising a family, and teaching himself how to use a camera. Over four decades, he documented life in his community, making hundreds of masterful and intimate black-and-white prints. The self-taught artist developed his visual ideas in series of photographs […]


Katina Parker’s “One Million Strong” Exhibit and “Truth. Be. Told.” Web Series

Katina Parker's "One Million Strong" Exhibit and "Truth. Be. Told." Web Series

Longtime CDS instructor Katina Parker has been busy, as usual. News on a current exhibit and a web series in the making: The filmmaker, photographer, and graphic/web designer has an exhibit at the Durham, North Carolina, hotspot Blue Coffee Cafe through Thursday, April 17. One Million Strong: Photos from the Million Man, Million Women, and Million Youth Marches. One Million […]


Q&A with “River Bend Chronicle” Author Ben Miller

Q&A with "River Bend Chronicle" Author Ben Miller

The Center for Documentary Studies and The Hinge Literary Center are pleased to be bringing the essayist Ben Miller to Durham on the occasion of publishing his moving, sharp, and funny memoir-in-essays, River Bend Chronicle. The book is a path-breaking amalgam of the lyric essay and the documentary impulse, portraying the life of a boy […]