Archive for July, 2010

CDS Intern Kendra McNair-Worley Visits a Virtual Model of CDS

CDS Intern Kendra McNair-Worley Visits a Virtual Model of CDS

a dive into virtual reality While working as an intern at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) this summer, I was offered the opportunity to visit the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment, also known as the DiVE. Created in November 2005, it is currently located at the Pratt School of Engineering on the campus of Duke […]


2010 Lange-Taylor Prize Winners: Photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and Writer Sarah Dohrmann

2010 Lange-Taylor Prize Winners: Photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and Writer Sarah Dohrmann

Announcement of 2010 Prizewinners 2010 Winners: Tiana Markova-Gold and Sarah Dohrmann Honorable Mention Awarded to Kitra Cahana and Chris Urquhart The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twentieth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to photographer Tiana Markova-Gold and writer Sarah Dohrmann, both Americans. The $20,000 award is given to encourage collaboration in […]


Information Session: Documentary Certificate and Continuing Education Programming

Information Session: Documentary Certificate and Continuing Education Programming

Information Session: Continuing Education Courses and Certificate in Documentary Arts Program September 20th, 6–7 p.m. Center For Documentary Studies Prospective and current students welcome! Please join us for an evening of inquiry and introduction led by CDS Learning Outreach Director, April Walton. Now that course registration is officially open for fall 2010, this is the […]


Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family's Journey Back to Ethiopia

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family’s Journey Back to Ethiopia Photographs by Elena Rue July 19–September 3, 2010 CDS Porch and University Galleries Reception: Tuesday, August 3, 5-8 p.m. Elena Rue is a documentary photographer who explores issues associated with international adoption and orphaned children. As a 2006 Hine Fellow, a program of the Center for […]


Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago The Jazz Loft Project exhibition features never-before-displayed vintage black-and-white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who spent eight years documenting the jazz musicians, artists, and underground characters who inhabited the scene at 821 Sixth Avenue. Curated by Sam Stephenson and Courtney […]


Kelly Alexander Receives Teaching Accolades

Kelly Alexander Receives Teaching Accolades

CDS undergraduate instructor Kelly Alexander was recently recognized for her teaching excellence. During the spring semester 2010, her course evaluations were among the top 5% of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. You can read more about her course, Our Culinary Cultures, here. Kelly Alexander is a writer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is […]


Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards: PROJECT PRIZE First Prize Winner Nandita Raman Juror Picks Rachel Barrett (Hank Willis Thomas) Priya Kambli (Vince Aletti) Jan Lieske (Jamie Wellford) Nandita Raman (Julie Saul) Daniel Stier (Darius Himes and Alec Soth) Honorable Mentions Susan Bank Matt Eich Jason Florio Eamon Mac Mahon Michael Marten […]


Photographs from the Summer 2010 Video Institute

Photographs from the Summer 2010 Video Institute

In this eight-day intensive, students are fully immersed in the process of documentary filmmaking. They collaborate with a partner to direct, shoot, edit and screen a documentary short. This year’s institute was produced in collaboration with The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and each project focused on an environmental theme. Final projects […]


Continuing Education Certificate Graduation 2010 Photos

Continuing Education Certificate Graduation 2010 Photos

Continuing Education Certificate Graduation and Reception Photos May 21, 2010 Throughout the year, CDS offers continuing education courses in the documentary arts for the general public. These courses, taught by working professionals, are designed to help students of all ages and backgrounds gain the skills they need to explore doing documentary work on their own […]