Archive for March, 2010

April Jazz Loft Events at the New York Public Library

April Jazz Loft Events at the New York Public Library

April 2010 Jazz Loft Project Related Events at the New York Public Library “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6 p.m. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street For information, call (212) 642-0142 The […]


Anna Katharina Scheidegger Brown Bag Lunch Presentation at CDS on March 31

Anna Katharina Scheidegger Brown Bag Lunch Presentation at CDS on March 31

Brown Bag Lunch Presentation: Anna Katharina Scheidegger March 31, 12:30 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium Photographer and filmmaker Anna Katharina Scheidegger — a2005 graduate of the prestigious Le Fresnoy, the National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing, France — will talk about her work in an informal brown bag lunch presentation at the Center […]


CDS Exhibitions Director Courtney Reid-Eaton Named 2016 MDOCS Institute Fellow

CDS Exhibitions Director Courtney Reid-Eaton Named 2016 MDOCS Institute Fellow

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies exhibitions director Courtney Reid-Eaton, who has been named an Institute Fellow for the annual Skidmore College MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute this summer—one of four professional documentary practitioners selected from applicants across the country. Reid-Eaton and the other Institute Fellows will join ten Skidmore Scholars to develop and workshop documentary projects during the five-week institute, whose theme this year is “Walking the Line: Fact and […]


Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft Workshop with Alex Harris, May 10-14, 2010

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft Workshop with Alex Harris, May 10-14, 2010

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft Workshop Intermediate/Advanced | Taught by Alex Harris Monday–Friday, May 10–14 (40 hours), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Smith Warehouse and the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Course fee: $795 (limit 10 students) Register now for this workshop This small, intensive five-day workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced students who […]


Tom Rankin Artist Talk “Near the Cross: Photographs of the Sacred South”

Tom Rankin Artist Talk "Near the Cross: Photographs of the Sacred South"

Tom Rankin Artist Talk: “Near the Cross: Photographs of the Sacred South” George Watts Hill Alumni Center Stadium Road and Ridge Road, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC March 30, 4:00–5:00 p.m. The Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is hosting Tom Rankin on March 30, 2010  […]


Southern Circuit Film Screening: God’s Architects

Southern Circuit Film Screening: God’s Architects

God’s Architects Southern Circuit Film Screening and Discussion March 26, 7 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m.) Brought to you by the Southern Circuit – Tour of Independent Filmmakers A reception for the filmmaker will be held beforehand at 6 p.m. God’s Architects tells the stories of five visionary builders (in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and […]


Documentary Speaker Series: Rebecca Skloot at Duke March 24

Documentary Speaker Series: Rebecca Skloot at Duke March 24

Documentary Narrative Speaker Series: Rebecca Skloot “Henrietta Lacks and Current Issues in Medical Ethics” The 2010 Crown Lecture in Ethics by Rebecca Skloot March 24, 5:30 p.m. Presented by the Sanford School of Public Policy Fleishman Commons, Sanford Building, West Campus, Duke University Award-winning writer Rebecca Skloot will talk about her just-published book The Immortal […]


“The Dhamma Brothers” at Duke on March 23

"The Dhamma Brothers" at Duke on March 23

The Dhamma Brothers Film Screening and Discussion (off-site) March 23, 7 p.m. Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University Part of the 2010 Ethics Film Series “Control and Resistance” An overcrowded Alabama maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program. Post-film discussion led by Ron Cavanaugh (treatment director […]


Just Published: Reality Radio

Just Published: Reality Radio

The Reality Radio website features links to all of the audio/radio pieces referenced in the book, as well as links to dozens of audio resources. Reality Radio celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In […]


CDS Summer Internship Opportunities

Web Marketing and Publicity Interns (8-10 hours/week) Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University We are looking to fill two Web Marketing and Publicity internships this summer. Summer 2010 (Internship start and end dates are flexible, but we are looking for a commitment of approximately eight weeks for each intern. 10 hours/week desired.) Primary Responsibilities: […]


Cedric Chatterley: A Portrait of the Blues

Cedric Chatterley: A Portrait of the Blues

Cedric Chatterley, who currently has two exhibition on view at CDS, is featured in an article in Duke Today on March 9, 2010. Chatterley has a third exhibit currently on Duke’s campus as well: Cedric Chatterley: Photographs of Honeyboy Edwards, 1991–1996, at the Special Collections Gallery in Perkins Library. Chatterley’s photographs of Honeyboy are now […]


Winter 2010 Issue of “Document” Available as PDF

Winter 2010 Issue of "Document" Available as PDF

Download the Winter/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 […]


Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from The Jazz Loft Project on Vimeo. Filmed and edited by Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The Jazz Loft Project exhibition opened at the New York Public Library for […]


Ethics in Photography Workshop

Ethics in Photography Workshop

Ethics in Photography Workshop March 19-20, 2010 Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University A collaboration of the Duke University Center for International Studies, DukeEngage, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Office of Research Support DETAILS BELOW. The evening screening and the morning panel are free and open to […]


Diane Nilan / On the Edge

Diane Nilan / On the Edge

Diane Nilan / On the Edge March 16, 12-1:30 p.m. Work-in-Progress Screening & Discussion Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium In this brown bag presentation (feel free to bring your lunch), Diane Nilan will present a short excerpt from On the Edge (working title), a film looking at the root causes and human consequences of homelessness. […]


Three Hours. West Main and Broad Streets. Exhibition Opening.

Three Hours. West Main and Broad Streets. Exhibition Opening.

Exhibition Opening Three Hours. West Main and Broad Streets. Photographs by Students in the Visual Storytelling Workshop Reception: Wednesday, March 10, 5–7 p.m. Exhibition runs February 27–April 17, 2010 Still documentary photographs are worth a thousand negotiated meanings: They seek to explain how things are, while at the same time offer a photographer’s interpretation of […]


“Reality Radio” Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

"Reality Radio" Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen, editor / Alexa Dilworth, coeditor Published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies Launch Event Saturday, March 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Words on Sound: Book Launch and Signing With contributors Ira Glass, the Kitchen Sisters, and […]


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.