Archive for August, 2011

Documenting Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones: Palliative Care Documentary Video

Documenting Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones: Palliative Care Documentary Video

In this talk, Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine Fellow Christopher Jones discusses the use of documentary within medicine and presents an 8-minute piece he produced with caregivers in palliative care.  With this documentary project, Dr Jones hoped to tell the story of palliative care using interviews with nurses, social workers, chaplains and aids. “I wanted to share what […]


9/11 Anniversary Events on Duke’s Campus Include Jonathan Hyman’s Photographic Archive of Vernacular Memorials and Free Screenings of the Film “Rebirth”

9/11 Anniversary Events on Duke's Campus Include Jonathan Hyman's Photographic Archive of Vernacular Memorials and Free Screenings of the Film "Rebirth"

The exhibition Flesh and Metal, Bodies and Buildings, and free screenings of Rebirth, are part of a campus-wide observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Other events are described on this site: http://today.duke.edu/2011/08/911roundup.


Continuing Education Certificate Projects Spring 2011

Continuing Education Certificate Projects Spring 2011

View the final projects of the graduates in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program in spring 2011: John Crane, Paul Deblinger, Eric Douglas, Chelsea Flowers, Conrad Fulkerson, Paige Greason, Jeremy Helton, Eileen Heyes, and Kurney Ramsey, Jr. Videos are available to watch here and on CDS Vimeo. Read more about the spring 2011 Certificate in […]


Catherine Orr and Elena Rue: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Catherine Orr and Elena Rue: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Catherine Orr and Elena Rue will be teaching Beginning Multimedia Storytelling in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Catherine Orr is a multimedia storyteller who enjoys nearly all aspects of […]


Kirk Felsman Remembered

Kirk Felsman Remembered

Kirk Felsman, born in 1950 in Bethesda, Maryland, died May 22, 2011, in London, England, following a stroke he suffered earlier in the spring. Felsman, a clinical psychologist, had a long association with the Center for Documentary Studies as well as the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. […]


Free Continuing Education Information Session at CDS September 6

Free Continuing Education Information Session at CDS September 6

For continuing education students who would like more information about CDS courses and equipment. Come and ask questions about courses at CDS, meet instructors and learn about the Certificate in Documentary Arts. September 6, 5–7:30 p.m. A brief presentation of documentary tools will be held from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Audio, video, and photography equipment will be […]


MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

Join us for barbeque, beer, and a champagne toast as we welcome the inaugural class of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and celebrate the opening of the program’s newly renovated studio building. Thursday, September 8, 6-9 p.m. The Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive (Lot parking available at Smith Warehouse and the Center for […]


Benjamin Lowy’s iPhone Photographs of Libya

Benjamin Lowy's iPhone Photographs of Libya

Photojournalist Benjamin Lowy’s photographs of Libya, taken on his iPhone, are being featured on the MSNBC photoblog. Lowy is the winner of the 2010 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. His book Iraq | Perspectives will be published in fall 2011 by Duke University Press. Read the announcement about William Eggleston selecting Benjamin Lowy for […]


Kelvin De’Marcus Allen, W. Calvin Anderson, Jaisun McMillian, and Victor Stone: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Kelvin De'Marcus Allen, W. Calvin Anderson, Jaisun McMillian, and Victor Stone: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructors

Kelvin De’Marcus Allen, W. Calvin Anderson, Jaisun McMillian, and Victor Stone will be teaching Then and Now: A Hayti Civics Course in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Kelvin De’Marcus […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Summer Documentary Camp 2011

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Summer Documentary Camp 2011

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival kicked off its first-ever documentary summer camp for teens in 2011. A handpicked group of students from Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina, participated in a five-week workshop in which they made several short documentary films. The camp was led by award-winning filmmakers Nic Beery and Todd Tinkham. […]


John Biewen on “The Art of the Pause”

John Biewen on "The Art of the Pause"

John Biewen, the audio program director at CDS, is the latest Guest on the radio website Transom.org. From Biewen’s guest piece, The Art of the Pause: “A lot of us avoid quiet in our day-to-day lives. No one to talk to at the moment? Time to click on the radio or whip out those earbuds! […]


“O’ Say Can You See” Installation by Laura Poitras at CDS through October 22, 2011

"O' Say Can You See" Installation by Laura Poitras at CDS through October 22, 2011

On September 11, 2001, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in lower Manhattan, where she lives. In the hours and days after the bombing and collapse of the World Trade Center Towers she shot film footage of stunned and grief-stricken citizens. The world has dramatically changed since that date, and Poitras has made two probing and powerful […]


“Whiskey and Geography”: “Spirits of Just Men” Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

"Whiskey and Geography": "Spirits of Just Men" Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

The online journal Southern Spaces, produced at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, recently published two excerpts from Charles Thompson’s new book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. The first excerpt, a video produced by Marissa Katarina Bergmann, offers glimpses of modern-day Shooting Creek juxtaposed with […]


Jim Haverkamp: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Jim Haverkamp: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Jim Haverkamp will be teaching Applied Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro, and the Advanced Video Projects Seminar, in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Jim Haverkamp is an award-winning filmmaker […]


Abigail Blosser: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Abigail Blosser: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Abigail Blosser will be teaching Documentary Portraiture: A View from Two Sides in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Abigail Blosser is a practicing artist and photographer. Her art has […]


Announcing the Winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established. 2011 Guest Jurors: Anthony Bannon, director, George Eastman House; Darren Ching, owner, Klompching Gallery, and […]


Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Alex Harris’s photographic work recently opened in a landmark exhibit at the Getty Museum show, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Evans to Now. Harris’s 18 large scale photographs are featured alongside those of Walker Evans, and two other contemporary photographers. A student of Walker Evans at Yale, Harris is the author of, among other books, […]


Registration Now Open for Fall 2011 CDS Continuing Education Courses

Registration Now Open for Fall 2011 CDS Continuing Education Courses

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Press Coverage for “American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow”

Press Coverage for "American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow"

Recent news and press coverage for the publication American Studies: Photographs by Jim Dow and the accompanying exhibition at Janet Borden Gallery in New York: “Jim Dow Hits the Road.” The New Yorker Photo Booth blog. Posted by Caroline Hirsch. July 26, 2011. “Only in America: Roadside Scenes.” Life online photo gallery. June 1, 2011. […]


“Southern Slices” CDS Audio Projects Being Aired on Radio Stations Nationwide

"Southern Slices" CDS Audio Projects Being Aired on Radio Stations Nationwide

A collection of student pieces from the summer Audio Institute at CDS have been broadcast on radio stations nationwide. The collection, “Southern Slices,” features student work from 2003–2007, and is hosted by CDS audio program director John Biewen. “Southern Slices” was featured on a summer playlist on the Public Radio Exchange, and has recently aired […]