Archive for September, 2011

2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

2011 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Prizewinners

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary 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 North […]


Judith Van Wyk: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Judith Van Wyk: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Judith Van Wyk will be teaching “Mastering the Skills of a Good Producer” 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. Judith Van Wyk is an independent writer/producer who chairs the […]


In Review: War—Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins, and Christopher Sims

In Review: War—Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins, and Christopher Sims

Panel Discussion: September 23, 6 p.m. Southeast Museum of Photography 120 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida Join photographers Louie Palu, Ed Grazda, Khalid Hadi, and Christopher Sims of the Center for Documentary Studies for a conversation about their responses to the global forces at play in the long aftermath of the events of […]


Harlan Campbell: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Harlan Campbell: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Harlan Campbell will be teaching Digital Printing Tutorial 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. Harlan Campbell is the photography and digital arts associate at the Center for Documentary Studies. […]


Doxita 4: Short Documentaries on Tour

Doxita 4: Short Documentaries on Tour

This is the fourth season for Doxita, a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length. The program represents a wide variety of documentary (domestic and foreign, super-short and longer format, serious and funny), and is designed to profile the great content and artistic vision that nonfiction short films provide, but that […]


Joanne Mulcahy: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Joanne Mulcahy: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Joanne Mulcahy will be teaching “Food, Family, and Community: A Nonfiction Workshop” 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. Joanne B. Mulcahy teaches at the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis […]


Documentary Writing Speaker Series / Jeff Sharlet, “Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between”

Documentary Writing Speaker Series / Jeff Sharlet, "Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between"

Sweet Heaven When I Die is that hard to find thing: an honest, careful, hard-hitting book that looks at religion as part of the continuum of passions and beliefs that Americans share. Sharlet’s previous book, the New York Times bestseller The Family, provided a groundbreaking, widely praised expose of the influence of Christian fundamentalism at […]


Nine Visions: Photography with Southern Vision

Nine Visions: Photography with Southern Vision

    September 16–November 13, 2011 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Curated by Glenn Scarboro, president of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nine Visions includes the work of nine photographers who have Southern roots or ties. Four of […]


Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk and Reception September 20 at CDS

Laura Poitras Artist's Talk and Reception September 20 at CDS

O’ Say Can You See, a gallery installation by artist Laura Poitras, is on view in the Kreps Gallery at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, July 25–October 22, 2011. Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk and Reception September 20, 2011, 6–9 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Read more about the […]


“Looking Back: 9/11 Across America” — An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices

"Looking Back: 9/11 Across America" — An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices

Lyndhurst Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Through December 22, 2011 On September 12, 2001, the day after devastating terrorist attacks shook the country, conversations at the American Folklife Center recalled Alan Lomax’s response to another historic breach of U.S. territory. On December 8, 1941, Lomax, then in charge of the Library of […]


“Chaos Manor” Theater Installation Based on “The Jazz Loft Project” in NYC September 16-17

"Chaos Manor" Theater Installation Based on "The Jazz Loft Project" in NYC September 16-17

Announcing Chaos Manor, a theater installation at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, September 16-17, 2011, and an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen and Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, Chaos Manor is a live multi-disciplinary performance installation that seeks to capture the visual […]


“In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel” Screening & Panel Discussion

"In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel" Screening & Panel Discussion

Screening & Panel Discussion Wednesday, September 21, 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Presented by the Echo Foundation, a social justice organization based in Charlotte The documentary film In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel chronicles the journey of twelve American high school students as they trace life experiences and formative places of Holocaust […]


Fall 2011 Issue of Document

Fall 2011 Issue of Document

[issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml proshowsidebar=true documentid=110901212225-9dd699820e824f6689a1e51415ff073b docname=doc_fall_2011 username=CDS.Duke loadinginfotext=Document%20Fall%202011 width=600 height=464 unit=px] The Fall 2011 issue of Document is now available to read online, featuring the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class, John Hope Franklin Award Student Documentary Prizewinners, Certificate in Documentary Arts spring 2011 graduates and projects, CDS/Honickman First Book […]


“One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp” Exhibition at Duke University

"One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp" Exhibition at Duke University

One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp is an exhibition of photographs from Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal. The exhibit is part of the Kenan Institute’s Bhutanese Resettlement Project, a multi-site community-based research project in eastern Nepal and Durham exploring the effects of resettlement upon Bhutanese refugees. One Summer in […]


“Outlands: Land Over Time” Exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

"Outlands: Land Over Time" Exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

CDS director Tom Rankin’s photographs are included in the group exhibition Outlands: Land Over Time at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from September 10 to October 8, 2011. Also in the exhibition is work by Rachel Barrett, whose photographs from Bolinas in northern California were selected by juror Hank Willis Thomas for the 2010 […]


Christopher Sims: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Christopher Sims: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Christopher Sims will be teaching Publishing and Promoting Your Doc on the Web 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. Christopher Sims has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke […]


Leah Sobsey: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Leah Sobsey: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Leah Sobsey will be teaching the Alternative Process Workshop for photography 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. Leah Sobsey is an artist and educator. She received her M.F.A. from the […]


“Alphabet Project”: Exhibition of Photographs in Boston by Lewis Hine Fellow Jennifer Carpenter

"Alphabet Project": Exhibition of Photographs in Boston by Lewis Hine Fellow Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter, a 2010-2011 Lewis Hine Fellow from the Center for Documentary Studies, spent 10 months working with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired by the Literacy Through Photography program, Jennifer conducted six workshops with children at BCNC to produce community alphabets. Each class produced a 26-photograph series corresponding to the 26 letters […]


“Rebirth”: Free Film Screenings in Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

"Rebirth": Free Film Screenings in Observance of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

The documentary Rebirth (Jim Whitaker, 2011, 108 minutes) chronicles the lives of five people directly affected by 9/11. From early 2002 through 2009, the film’s crew followed a survivor from the South Tower of the World Trade Center (WTC); a firefighter who survived the collapse of the WTC but lost his best friend; a high school […]


“Grow All Over Again” Screening September 10 at LIGHT: ART + DESIGN Gallery in Chapel Hill

"Grow All Over Again" Screening September 10 at LIGHT: ART + DESIGN Gallery in Chapel Hill

Meg Daniels: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Meg Daniels: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Meg Daniels will be teaching Visual 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. Meg Daniels grew up in upstate New York, where she received her B.F.A. from the Rochester […]


American Studies: Talk, Book Signing, and Reception with Jim Dow

American Studies: Talk, Book Signing, and Reception with Jim Dow

Photographer Jim Dow will be in Durham to talk about and sign his new book, American Studies, published by powerHouse Books and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. Beginning with photographs Dow made in the late 1960s, this retrospective book covers almost forty years, ending with pictures made at the close of the […]