Archive for October, 2010

Literacy Through Photography Course “Portraits and Dreams” Open for Registration

Literacy Through Photography Course "Portraits and Dreams" Open for Registration

Discover the program created by photographer and teacher Wendy Ewald that encourages students to explore their world through photography. This workshop instructs teachers how to use photography and writing as a tool for increasing students’ critical thinking, self-expression, and personal involvement in school. By linking picture making, writing, and critical thinking, this workshop will help […]


“Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos” Screening at North Carolina Latin American Film Festival

"Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos" Screening at North Carolina Latin American Film Festival

The documentary film Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos, a project of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, will be screened at the opening night of the North Carolina Latin American Film Festival. Director Charles D. Thompson, Jr. will introduce the film and a Q&A will follow the screening. Monday, November 1, 7 p.m. Carolina Theatre (Cinema […]


“Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin” Exhibition Highlights Duke Undergraduate Documentary Photography

"Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin" Exhibition Highlights Duke Undergraduate Documentary Photography

A new exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin, highlights student coursework from Duke undergraduates who spent the past summer living and learning in Berlin, Germany. Duke’s summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. During […]


Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania Exhibition Reception and Panel Discussion

Literacy Through Photography – Arusha, Tanzania Exhibition Reception and Panel Discussion

Photographs, posters, and texts from the Literacy Through Photography project in Arusha, Tanzania are on view at CDS through January 8, 2011. A reception for the exhibit, with a talk by Katie Hyde, will take place on October 21. A panel discussion about the exhibition will be held on November 4. More details at http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/nowonview.html First-year […]


Gary Hawkins Named One of “Top Ten Leaders in Learning” by Variety Magazine

Gary Hawkins Named One of “Top Ten Leaders in Learning” by Variety Magazine

Variety magazine recently named Center for Documentary Studies instructor Gary Hawkins as one of its “top ten leaders in learning.” Hawkins teaches documentary film production at CDS and frequently collaborates with students on projects. Hawkins’s In My Mind, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2010, involved CDS Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking […]


Performance Storytelling Workshop Open for Registration

Performance Storytelling Workshop Open for Registration

Performance Storytelling is a one-day workshop designed to help turn personal experiences into creative narratives that can be told in front of a live audience.  The workshop has two parts: first, the workshop where we will collectively help each other gain an understanding of just how to translate a lifetime worth of experiences into a […]


A Conversation with Filmmaker James Longley

A Conversation with Filmmaker James Longley

Documentary filmmaker James Longley, known for his intimate portraits of people living in the volatile Middle East, will inaugurate the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Filmmaker Series on October 29, 2010 with a talk in the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Longley will discuss his award-winning films, current projects, and recent MacArthur Grant. Friday, October […]


“Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography,” A Talk By Pediatrician/Photographer John Moses

"Enhancing My Medical Education Through Photography," A Talk By Pediatrician/Photographer John Moses

John Moses is a primary care pediatrician and a documentary photographer based at Duke University. He has been using documentary photography to explore the intersection of social and medical issues for the last fifteen years. In this talk, Dr. Moses shared his photographs of adolescent parents in North Carolina (published in the book The Youngest […]


“Five Farms” Interview with John Biewen by Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks

“Five Farms” Interview with John Biewen by Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks

        John Biewen was recently interviewed by Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks about the documentary project Five Farms: Stories of American Farm Families. Biewen was the series producer for Five Farms and is the Audio Program Director at the Center for Documentary Studies. Listen to the interview with Biewen here.   Recent […]


Brown Bag Presentation “Crisscrossed Disciplines & Chaotic Lifestyles”

Brown Bag Presentation “Crisscrossed Disciplines & Chaotic Lifestyles”

Photojournalism, commercial photography, and performance art converge in the work of three Utah artists who create social change media together and individually. Crisscrossed Disciplines & Chaotic Lifestyles Visiting Artist in Residence Amy Caron with Dana Blunk and Erik Daenitz Monday, October 25, Noon / Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium Amy Caron, Duke Visiting Artist in […]


Brown Bag Presentation – Jump Rope Girls: A Documentary Project

Brown Bag Presentation – Jump Rope Girls: A Documentary Project

Brown Bag Presentation for Jump Rope Girls: A Documentary Project With Susan Hartman and Nancy Kaye Monday, October 18, Noon at CDS Twenty-two years ago, Susan Hartman profiled a group of girls who lived on her troubled Brooklyn block for the New York Times. Athletic and graceful, they were expert double-dutch jumpers, and often performed […]


Screening: Nanook of the North

Screening: Nanook of the North

Duke Screen/Society will present a free screening of the classic documentary film Nanook of the North. Monday, October 18, 7 p.m. Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Duke’s West Campus Introduced by Tom Rankin, Director of the Center for Documentary Studies Nanook of the North is regarded as the first significant nonfiction feature, made in the […]


Southern Circuit Film Screening: Mississippi Damned

Southern Circuit Film Screening: Mississippi Damned

The film Mississippi Damned, written and directed by Tina Mabry, will be shown at the Center for Documentary Studies as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. A Q&A with the filmmaker will take place after the screening. Friday, October 15, 7 p.m. (reception, 6 p.m.) Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University […]