Archive for June, 2010

“In My Mind” Film

"In My Mind" Film

In My Mind Director: Gary Hawkins, Producer: Emily LaDue, Executive Producer: Tom Rankin In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, traces the creation and performance of jazz pianist Jason Moran’s original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s legendary performance at New York City’s Town Hall in 1959. Deeply inspired […]


2010 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Kevin Tolson

2010 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Kevin Tolson

The Julia Harper Day Award was created in 1992 by the Center for Documentary Studies in memory of the young woman who was the Center’s first staff member and who, herself, was a photographer and writer of significant accomplishment. This award of $500 recognizes a graduating Duke senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies […]


Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters

Reality Radio Performance & Book Signing with the Kitchen Sisters A public event in conjunction with CDS summer audio institute, Hearing Is Believing Monday, July 26, 7 p.m. Bay 7, American Tobacco Complex, Durham, North Carolina Award winning National Public Radio producers, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters, began their collaboration within […]


CDS Documentary Video Presentations

CDS Documentary Video Presentations

Please join us Saturday, June 26, 2010 for the screening of a dozen short films on environmental themes created by students in the CDS Documentary Video Institute. CDS Auditorium Center for Documentary Studies 10:30 a.m. A light lunch on the lawn will follow This year’s institute is produced in collaboration with The Nicholas School of […]


Video Available: Photographer Jennette Williams on Her Book “The Bathers”

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2008 winner Jennette Williams talks about her process for taking the photographs in The Bathers. In addtion, Mary Ellen Mark, the judge of the 2008 competition, talks about how she selected Williams as the […]


Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania Exhibition

Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania Exhibition

Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania June 28, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, October 21st, 6-9 p.m. Talk by Katie Hyde: 7 p.m. Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 4th, 7 p.m. The Literacy Through Photography program at CDS will present an exhibition of photographs documenting its long-term involvement with […]


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 […]