Archive for February, 2010

“My Rise and Fall: Roger Hodge on The State of Magazines”

"My Rise and Fall: Roger Hodge on The State of Magazines"

“My Rise and Fall: Roger Hodge on The State of Magazines” Friday, March 5, 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium Roger Hodge, until recently the editor of Harper’s Magazine, will discuss the prospects of long-form journalism into the future as he recounts his experiences working with writers and offers his perspectives on the shifting […]


“North Carolina Now” Features “Blood Done Sign My Name”

"North Carolina Now" Features "Blood Done Sign My Name"

UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Live” feature Mike Wiley’s interpretation of Blood Done Sign My Name from his performance at the Temple Theater in Sanford, N.C., earlier this month. This story also features author Tim Tyson and gospel singer Mary D. Williams, who, like Mike Wiley, are teaching classes this semester at CDS. watch the video of […]


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 […]


Documentary Speaker Series: Roger Hodge, Wells Tower, and Rebecca Skloot

Documentary Speaker Series: Roger Hodge, Wells Tower, and Rebecca Skloot

Documentary Narrative Speaker Series: Roger Hodge (March 5), Rebecca Skloot (March 24), and Wells Tower (April 23) Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University DIRECTIONS: http://cds.aas.duke.edu/about/here.html All events held at CDS unless otherwise noted. The Documentary Narrative Speaker Series is presented in conjunction with the CDS course Documentary Writing, taught this spring by Duncan Murrell. […]


Still Point of The Turning World: Photographs by Frank Hunter

Still Point of The Turning World: Photographs by Frank Hunter

  Still Point of The Turning World Photographs by Frank Hunter On view through June 30, 2010 Reception: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5-6 p.m. Allen Gallery, 2nd floor, Allen Building, West Campus, Duke University Hosted by Provost Peter Lange Garlic and sapphires in the mud Clot the bedded axle-tree. The trilling wire in the blood […]


“The Yes Men Fix The World” Film Screening at Duke February 23

"The Yes Men Fix The World" Film Screening at Duke February 23

Film Screening and Discussion With special guests the Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonanno) in person February 23, 7 p.m. Griffith Film Theater, West Campus, Duke University A true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the […]


Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Behind-The-Scenes Photos of The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition in NYC

Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts at Lincoln Center On view through May 22, 2010 View more behind-the-scenes cell phone photographs of the exhibition More about the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies


“Pelada” Headed To The South by Southwest Film Festival

Pelada from Rebekah Fergusson on Vimeo. Pelada (Formerly “The Soccer Project”) The documentary film, Pelada, directed by former CDS students is headed to the South by Southwest Film Festival next month in Austin, Texas! Congratulations to filmmakers Rebekah Fergusson, Luke Boughen, Gwendolyn Oxenham, and Ryan White. Check out the New York Times soccer blog entry […]


Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

Trimpin: The Sound of Invention

Southern Circuit Film Screening Trimpin: The Sound of Invention / Peter Esmonde Friday, February 19, 7 p.m. (Reception Beforehand at 6 p.m.) Center for Documentary Studies Recipient of a MacArthur Award and many other accolades, Trimpin, who uses only his last name, combines music-making machines and kinetic sculpture with homegrown computer technology. Working six days […]


“Blood Done Sign My Name” Film

"Blood Done Sign My Name" Film

Blood Done Sign My Name Film Based on Book by CDS Professor Opens February 19 Blood Done Sign My Name, an epic civil rights drama based on the acclaimed book of the same name by prize-winning author and scholar Timothy Tyson, will open in select engagements nationwide on February 19, 2010, to coincide with Black […]


Announcing the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Daylight Magazine/Center for Documentary Studies Photo Awards In recognition of our mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established. Two awards, […]


The Civil Rights Roots of Healthcare Activism

The Civil Rights Roots of Healthcare Activism

Panel Discussion “A Measure of Remorse”

Panel Discussion "A Measure of Remorse"

Panel Discussion “A Measure of Remorse” February 18, 6–8 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium Duke professors Fred Moten and Nayoung Aimee Kwon with video artist Hong-An Truong, in conjunction with a video installation by Truong, The Past Is a Distant Colony, on display at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University.


Artist Talk With Photographer Ernesto Bazan on February 17

Artist Talk With Photographer Ernesto Bazan on February 17

Artist Talk With Photographer Ernesto Bazan February 17, 5 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium Internationally renowned photographer Ernesto Bazan will talk about his extensive work photographing in Cuba over the past fourteen years and about developing his recent book BazanCuba, which won the prestigious Best Photo Book of the Year Award at the 2009 […]


Installation Shots For Reciprocity: Cedric Chatterley’s Handmade Cameras

Installation Shots For Reciprocity: Cedric Chatterley's Handmade Cameras

Reciprocity: Cedric Chatterley’s Handmade Cameras On View at CDS through May 21, 2010 Cedric Chatterley makes photographs using film and he still prints in the darkroom. A few years ago, he started making cameras. The first cameras Chatterley built were made for him alone, an exercise in the imaginative and practical use of found objects […]


Workshop With Ernesto Bazan February 18

Workshop With Ernesto Bazan February 18

Finding Your Voice Through Photography: A Workshop With Ernesto Bazan Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (5 hours credit toward Certificate in Documentary Arts) Center for Documentary Studies, Room 001 Level: Intermediate/Advanced Course Fee: FREE (Application required – Qualifies for 5 hours credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts)


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 […]


Continuing Education: Information Session and Newly-Announced Courses

Continuing Education: Information Session and Newly-Announced Courses

Continuing Education Information Session With April Walton Monday, February 8, 6–8 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Prospective and current students welcome! Come and ask questions about courses at CDS, meet instructors, and learn about the Certificate in Documentary Arts. Please register on-line for this free session at www.cdscourses.org. For additional information, contact Continuing Education at […]


“Documentary Theater” Course With Mike Wiley Offered Through CDS Continuing Education

"Documentary Theater" Course With Mike Wiley Offered Through CDS Continuing Education

The Documentary Theater Project | Mike Wiley Students in this class will delve into various aspects of sharing stories through documentary theater. This course explores the way humans narrate, document and illuminate their lives through storytelling, individual and dramatic interpretation. After grounding themselves in the history and methodology of this approach to storytelling and narrative […]