Archive for September, 2009

Posing Beauty: Book Signing

Posing Beauty: Book Signing

Posing Beauty: Book Signing A Public Event With Deborah Willis Thursday, October 1, 2009, 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Presented by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the Regulator Bookshop Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present (W. W. Norton, October 2009)is the first […]


Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography

Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography

Beyond Beauty: Conversations About Photography An Informal Half-Day Discussion Friday, October 2, 1–6 p.m. Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Free and Open to the Public Some of the most renowned photographers, curators, and documentary writers working today will gather for a free half-day conference on Friday, October 2, at the Nasher Museum of […]


Let Them Know: The Story Of Youth Brigade And BYO Records

Let Them Know: The Story Of Youth Brigade And BYO Records

Let Them Know: The Story Of  Youth Brigade And BYO Records A Film By Jeff Alulis Friday, September 25, 2009 Reception at 6 p.m., screening at 7 p.m., followed by Q&A. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Part of Southern Circuit – Tour of Independent Filmmakers By the time Los Angeles punk rock began […]


The Collector: Joseph Mitchell’s Quotidian Quest

The Collector: Joseph Mitchell's Quotidian Quest

The Collector: Joseph Mitchell’s Quotidian Quest Now On Exhibition At CDS September 3–October 24, 2009 Kreps Gallery Joseph Mitchell (1908–1996), a staff writer for The New Yorker for almost sixty years, became famous for his captivating, carefully constructed stories about ordinary people, who, in his hands, came alive on the page in all of their […]


Maasai Community of Laikipia

Maasai Community of Laikipia

Maasai Community of Laikipia Photographs by Tom Rankin In July I traveled to Kenya with Wend Wendland of the World Intellectural Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and Guha Shankar of the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress to continue our project to assist the Maasai community of Laikipia in documenting their own […]


We Cheat Each Other

We Cheat Each Other

We Cheat Each Other On Exhibition In The Porch Gallery At CDS We Cheat Each Other will be on view at CDS through December 19, 2009. A transcontinental video feed performance with Eric Gottesman and Salamawit Alemu is planned for October 22nd at 7 p.m. Over the last ten years, I have engaged children in […]