Archive for June, 2011

Watch Videos from the 2011 Video Institute

Watch Videos from the 2011 Video Institute

Each summer the continuing education program at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University develops an intensive video institute around a specific theme. In previous years topics have included democracy, environmental issues, and life a variety of Durham neighborhoods. This year CDS partnered with DurhamCares, a local faith-based nonprofit that helps to fund […]


Two Job Opportunities Available at the Center for Documentary Studies

Two Job Opportunities Available at the Center for Documentary Studies

Two job opportunities are available at CDS: Communications Coordinator and Operations Coordinator. Postmark deadline to apply is July 15, 2011. Communications Coordinator Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Position Summary: The Communications Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing multifaceted communications strategies to raise the profile of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and to […]


Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

Register Now for Digging In: An Audio Retreat with Big Shed, July 24–29, 2011

This five-day creative retreat is designed to bring together audio producers (other media producers are welcome, too) in a lightly structured environment to work on individual projects. Whether it’s a story you’re trying to finish, a proposal you’re trying to write, or maybe you just need space and community to think about your creative trajectory—Shea […]


Student Audio Documentaries Featured on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Student Audio Documentaries Featured on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Audio documentaries produced by students in the class The Short Audio Documentary, taught by CDS audio program director John Biewen, are now available to listen on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). PRX is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming, and also serves as a growing social network and community of […]


American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow Artist’s Talk and Book Signing in Boston

American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow Artist's Talk and Book Signing in Boston

Hosted by the Photographic Resource Center, this talk and signing with Boston-based artist Jim Dow features his recently published book, a compendium of many of his best-known images made over almost forty years of traveling the road with his large format camera. Copies of American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow, published by powerHouse in association […]


Photographs from the Summer 2011 Video Institute

Photographs from the Summer 2011 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, which are screened to the general public at the end of the week. Click here for more information about CDS workshops and institutes


Full Frame Movies on the Lawn Screening: Troubadours

Full Frame Movies on the Lawn Screening: Troubadours

The Full Frame Movies on the Lawn series features four music documentaries that will take you on a journey from music fan to concert goer to reminiscing with iconic songwriting legends. Screenings are free and open to the public and begin at dusk (9 p.m.) on the main lawn at the American Tobacco Campus. Troubadours: The Rise […]


FotoFest 2012 Biennial Photography Festival and Portfolio Review

FotoFest 2012 Biennial Photography Festival and Portfolio Review

CDS Books Publishing Director and Editor Alexa Dilworth will be a reviewer at the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. The FotoFest Biennial is the United States’ largest and longest-running international photography festival, and one of the oldest international showcases for photography in the world today. The 2012 Biennial will take place March 16–April 29, 2012, in Houston, […]


2011 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Sarah Goetz

2011 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Sarah Goetz

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 real accomplishment. This award of $500 recognizes a graduating Duke senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies […]


Spring 2011 Issue of Document

Spring 2011 Issue of Document

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