Archive for February, 2011

“Documenting Duke”: CDS Students Make Audio Features for Duke Magazine

"Documenting Duke": CDS Students Make Audio Features for Duke Magazine

Under a collaboration with Duke Magazine, students in John Biewen’s undergraduate class The Short Audio Documentary have produced audio features to complement the stories featured in the magazine. Listen to these audio features at dukemagazine.duke.edu/documentingduke


“Guilty Pleasures” Selected as the Opening Night Film for the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

"Guilty Pleasures" Selected as the Opening Night Film for the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The 14th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will open with the U.S. Premiere of Guilty Pleasures. Director Julie Moggan’s vibrant feature traces the experiences of five individuals from around the world, each marked by their particular connections to Mills & Boon romance novels. “We are thrilled to host Guilty Pleasures on Opening Night,” said […]


Interview with Paula McCartney (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Paula McCartney (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Paula McCartney Juror’s Pick (Darius Himes), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize Could you describe your start in photography—how and why you first became interested in making photographs? It was in my third year of college. I had begun school by studying advertising, but in the second year realized it was too business orientated, […]


Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Press Coverage and Reviews of the Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Read recent press coverage and reviews of the Jazz Loft Project exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. “The Jazz Loft Project Opens at the Nasher” (The Chronicle, February 3, 2011) “Jazz Loft Project Swings Through on its National Tour” (News & Observer, January 30, 2011) “All That Jazz at the Nasher” […]


Sparkle & Twang: An American Musical Odyssey, Photographs by Marty Stuart

Sparkle & Twang: An American Musical Odyssey, Photographs by Marty Stuart

Country music icon Marty Stuart has photographed some of the most famous stars in American music, including several of the greatest performers on the country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and Southern gospel scenes. In Sparkle & Twang, Stuart shares his journey in music and the beloved musicians he encountered along the way—this uniquely American collection includes photographs of […]


Interview with Erica Allen (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Erica Allen (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Erica Allen Juror’s Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize Did you experience any type of change in your artistic practice when you moved cross country from Oakland, California to Brooklyn, New York? My artistic practice definitely shifted after moving to New York City. Previously my photographic work was all shot with […]


American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver, A Film by Bruce Orenstein

American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver, A Film by Bruce Orenstein

Peace Corps, VISTA, Community Action, Head Start, Legal Services for the Poor, Youth Corps, Job Corps, and more. Sargent Shriver invented a string of social initiatives that shaped an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals. Those who knew him—Bill Moyers, Andrew Young, political commentator Mark Shields, and so many […]


Duke Undergraduates: Apply to the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Duke Undergraduates: Apply to the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

“In My Mind” (“In My Mind” Clip)

"In My Mind" ("In My Mind" Clip)

“In My Mind” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin […]


“In My Mind” (“Not His Hands!” Clip)

"In My Mind" ("Not His Hands!" Clip)

“Not His Hands!” is a segment from In My Mind, a new film from the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University documenting Jason Moran and the Big Bandwagon’s 2009 original interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s 1959 Town Hall performance. Director: Gary Hawkins Producer: Emily LaDue Director of Photography: Steve Milligan Executive Producer: Tom Rankin […]


William Eggleston Selects Benjamin Lowy to Win First Book Prize in Photography

William Eggleston Selects Benjamin Lowy to Win First Book Prize in Photography

Benjamin Lowy, a war and feature photographer with Reportage by Getty Images, has won the fifth Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. Internationally renowned photographer William Eggleston judged the competition and chose Lowy to win the prize. He says, “Although I like the other photographers’ work, I felt that the Iraqi pictures […]


The Listening Institute

The Listening Institute

The Listening Institute Thursday – Sunday, March 17 – 20, 2011 Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Course fee: $325 through February 28, $375 after February 28 • Center for Documentary Studies, Auditorium The Listening Institute, a partnership between CDS and the Third Coast […]


Apply for the 2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

Apply for the 2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

This year marks the twenty-first anniversary of the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards. The awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending Triangle-area […]


Travels with Mike

Travels with Mike

In the fall of 1960, the writer John Steinbeck climbed into a pickup truck with a makeshift camper on top, and started driving. He and his Standard Poodle, Charley, roamed for three months and ten thousand miles, completing a circuit from one coast to the other and back again. Steinbeck’s account of the journey, Travels […]


Interview with Daniel Stier (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Daniel Stier (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Daniel Stier Juror’s Pick (Darius Himes and Alec Soth), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize Where does the nature part of the project Man, Nature, Technology come into play? I found the title “Man, Nature, Technology” to have this utopian idea about science, which I’m trying to contrast  with the real world of scientific […]


Pediatrician and Photographer John Moses Featured in “Duke Today”

Pediatrician and Photographer John Moses Featured in "Duke Today"

Read a feature story in Duke Today about photographer and pediatrician John Moses: “Photography and the Education of a Doctor: Pediatrician John Moses Uses Photography to Learn from His Patients” 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 […]


Strange Beauty Film Festival

Strange Beauty Film Festival

The second annual Strange Beauty Film Festival will take place in Durham’s Manbites Dog Theater February 17–19, 2011. The Festival, organized by CDS instructor Jm Haverkamp along with Joyce Ventimiglia, showcases strange and beautiful films from around the world and the Triangle, and this year will also feature musical performances and an audio documentary listening session, […]


Southern Circuit Film Screening: Woodpecker

Southern Circuit Film Screening: Woodpecker

Fanatical birdwatchers have descended upon a small town in the Arkansas bayou in hopes of finding the ivory-billed woodpecker. Declared extinct in the 1940s, the bird has apparently been spotted by numerous experts. Enter amateur birder Johnny Neander, convinced he will be the one to find the elusive woodpecker. The ensuing chaos divides the small […]


Full Frame Winter Series Screening: The Tillman Story

Full Frame Winter Series Screening: The Tillman Story

The Full Frame Winter Series features three of the 15 documentary films shortlisted for the 83rd Academy Awards. All screenings are free and open to the public. The Tillman Story Directed by Amir Bar-Lev Wednesday, February 9, 7 p.m. Bay 7 at the American Tobacco Campus, Durham About The Tillman Story Pat Tillman gave up […]


Interview with Jan Lieske (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Jan Lieske (2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards)

Interview with Jan Lieske Juror’s Pick (Jamie Wellford), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize We had trouble finding your biography: could you give us a brief history of what led you to this sort of photography? About seven years ago I got my first SLR camera. I started studying documentary photography and photojournalism at the FH […]