Archive for September, 2010

Screenings in North Carolina of “Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos,” a Documentary Film about Immigration

Screenings in North Carolina of “Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos,” a Documentary Film about Immigration

The North Carolina Council of Churches and documentary filmmaker Charles D. Thompson are partnering on a statewide series of showings of Thompson’s immigration saga Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos. Throughout October and November, from Asheville to Wilmington, audiences can watch the film and then take part in discussions about immigration. Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos, a project of the Center […]


Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer: “Bob Dylan and W. Eugene Smith” Moderated by Sam Stephenson, Jazz Loft Project Director Wednesday, October 13, Noon at CDS Daniel Kramer, a New York–based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and picture stories in national and international magazines and books. Kramer’s photographs have been exhibited or collected […]


Jason Moran Wins MacArthur Fellowship

Jason Moran Wins MacArthur Fellowship

Longtime Jazz Loft Project collaborator and friend Jason Moran has won a MacArthur Fellowship, an award given to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. “Jason Moran is a pianist, composer, and bandleader who mines a variety of musical styles to create adventurous, […]


Waiting in the Dark: Photographs by MJ Sharp

Waiting in the Dark: Photographs by MJ Sharp

Waiting in the Dark Photographs by MJ Sharp On view in the Allen Building, Second Floor Gallery, West Campus, Duke University Fall Semester 2010, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. “While preparing for a winter shooting trip to Scotland, I made use of a rare Durham snowfall to conduct some film tests. My experience that […]


Cinema Play House: Photographs by Nandita Raman, and 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Exhibition

Cinema Play House: Photographs by Nandita Raman, and 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Exhibition

Cinema Play House: Photographs by Nandita Raman Winner of the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize September 13–December 23, 2010 Porch Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies and Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Photographs by Elizabeth Moreno Winner of the Works-in-Process Prize and Erica Allen, Rachel Barrett, Priya Kambli, Jan Lieski, Paula McCartney, Martin Roemers, Daniel Stier, and Monika […]


Martin Roemers, Juror’s Pick (Jamie Wellford), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Martin Roemers, Juror's Pick (Jamie Wellford), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Martin Roemers Juror’s Pick, Work-in-Process Prize “I select Martin Roemers’s Metropolis as my pick in the Work-in-Process category. The subject and theme alone are potentially overwhelming. He is in the process of visually addressing the relationships of humanity to and within inherently complex megacities, in which there is ever-changing organic development evolving in both astonishing […]


Monika Sziladi, Juror’s Pick (Julie Saul and Alec Soth), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Monika Sziladi, Juror's Pick (Julie Saul and Alec Soth), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Monika Sziladi Juror’s Pick, Work-in-Process Prize “There is a freshness and vitality to these images despite a big dose of social critique. I like the dynamism of the compositions, and the urban universality of the subjects. Although these owe a big debt to Jessica Craig Martin, I think the work will find a clearer voice […]


Rachel Barrett, Juror’s Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Rachel Barrett, Juror's Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Rachel Barrett Juror’s Pick, Project Prize “Rachel Barrett understands texture. She sees it in skin, in wood, in grass, and in color. Through her images she tries to touch life with her eyes. I can almost see her face pressed against the camera with glee, or with earnest composure. Her serious search for connection with […]


Paula McCartney, Juror’s Pick (Darius Himes), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Paula McCartney, Juror's Pick (Darius Himes), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Paula McCartney Juror’s Pick, Work-in-Process Prize “Paula McCartney consistently conflates the world of her immediate surroundings with the landscape of her thoughts and perceptions about that landscape in an intelligent, brilliantly visualized way. With these photographs of snow and ice, viewers feel exposed, vulnerable, cold, and obsessively intrigued with the unforgiving landscape before them. Everything […]


Jan Lieske, Juror’s Pick (Jamie Wellford), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Jan Lieske, Juror's Pick (Jamie Wellford), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Jan Lieske Juror’s Pick, Project Prize “Jan Lieske’s work on displaced immigrants trapped in a cycle of indentured servitude on the Italian Mediterranean coast is a visually striking series on the subject of desperation. There is a palpable sense of anxiety and disorientation in the series, which is most notable in images of cluttered, makeshift […]


Priya Kambli, Juror’s Pick (Vince Aletti), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Priya Kambli, Juror's Pick (Vince Aletti), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Priya Kambli Juror’s Pick, Project Prize “Kambli’s project is the most personal and artful of the submissions this year. Her collages of vintage and contemporary portraits, along with still lifes of objects and strips of fabric, are marvelously resonant. She creates a richly layered self-portrait full of tactile passages and small, lovely surprises: the pat […]


Erica Allen, Juror’s Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Erica Allen, Juror’s Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Erica Allen Juror’s Pick, Work-in-Process Prize “Erica Allen’s photographs lay somewhere between witnessing and voyeurism. The portraits seem to reflect men in intimate moments of contemplation while they also appear to be on display. These qualities perfectly illustrate Roland Barthes notion of the ‘punctum,’ which allows the viewer to see a part of his- or […]


Nandita Raman, Winner and Juror’s Pick (Julie Saul), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Nandita Raman, Winner and Juror's Pick (Julie Saul), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Nandita Raman Winner and Juror’s Pick (Julie Saul), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize “I love this project because the subject is great, and it is addressed beautifully on its own terms—you feel that it grew organically from a love and knowledge of the subject. The images are very beautiful and evocative, and the use of […]


Talk by Director Lee Daniels at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Talk by Director Lee Daniels at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Oscar-winning producer and director Lee Daniels speaks at the Nasher Museum of Art The Center for African and African American Research and the Department of African and African American Studies present Lee Daniels, the producer and director of critically acclaimed films Monster’s Ball and Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Wednesday, September 22 5:30-7:30 […]


Daniel Stier, Juror’s Pick (Darius Himes and Alec Soth), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Daniel Stier, Juror's Pick (Darius Himes and Alec Soth), Project Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Daniel Stier Juror’s Pick, Project Prize “Looking at Daniel Stier’s pictures of scientists and their contraptions, I’m reminded that photography has always been linked to the scientific impulse. Whether using camera or microscope (or whatever the hell Stier’s subjects are employing), we use these tools to see and understand the world in fresh and unexpected […]


Elizabeth Moreno, Winner and Juror’s Pick (Vince Aletti), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Elizabeth Moreno, Winner and Juror’s Pick (Vince Aletti), Work-in-Process Prize (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Elizabeth Moreno Winner and Juror’s Pick, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize “Elizabeth Moreno’s decision to present her photographs as diptychs allows us unusual and welcome access to her subject. Typically combining a portrait with an environmental still life, these pieces have a scope that is wide open, occasionally panoramic. They give us a sense of […]


“The Geography of Marriage” Exhibit Explores Definitions of Marriage

The Geography of Marriage, an exhibit presented by photographer Anne Weber, is on display at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke’s West Campus until December 30, 2010. The exhibit, located on the first floor of Rubenstein Hall, depicts 30 couples just before or after their brief, non-denominational civil ceremonies in government offices. […]


“Hungry for Green” at ChathamArts Sustainable Film Series

"Hungry for Green" at ChathamArts Sustainable Film Series

Screening of “Hungry for Green” and three short films from the CDS 2010 Video Institute ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema Series presents “Hungry for Green”, written and directed by Matthew Barr, and three short films from the 2010 Video Institute at the Center for Documentary Studies focusing on local organizations promoting sustainability, reuse and green initiatives. September […]


Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

The Jazz Loft Project presents “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo. On April 14, 2010, the Jazz Loft Project and the New York Public Library presented a program devoted to the monumental, behind-the-scenes influence of pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and Jazz Loft veteran Hall Overton. Featuring Steve Reich, […]


William Eggleston’s Memphis: Photographs by Joanna Welborn

William Eggleston’s Memphis: Photographs by Joanna Welborn

In fall 2008, photographer Joanna Welborn made portraits of William Eggleston at the offices of his archive in Memphis, Tennessee. Welborn joined her sister, Rebecca Bengal, who was researching a profile on Eggleston for New York Magazine, which ran on the occasion of Eggleston’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Welborn then spent time photographing throughout […]


Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at CDS

Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at CDS

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a unique interactive program that brings independent filmmakers and their films into communities across the South. Audiences have seen more than 200 films and have engaged with filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 44 communities across the Southern United States. Schedule of screenings held at the […]