Archive for December, 2011

Barbara Tyroler: Work by Spring 2012 Continuing Education Instructor

Barbara Tyroler: Work by Spring 2012 Continuing Education Instructor

Barbara Tyroler will be teaching the Photography Projects Seminar in the spring 2012 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. Barbara Tyroler produces site-specific portraiture for corporations, universities, and health-oriented nonprofits. Tyroler, who has an […]


Claire Schoen: Work by Spring 2012 Continuing Education Instructor

Claire Schoen: Work by Spring 2012 Continuing Education Instructor

Claire Schoen will be a workshop, From Soup to Nuts: Documentary Audio Production, in two locations in the spring 2012 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. Claire Schoen has worked as an independent […]


CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

This is the second year we have offered the opportunity to intern at the Center for Documentary Studies to recent college graduates. CDS interns gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, publishing, and producing a range of materials related to the documentary arts. Whitney Baker is a writer, programmer, and […]


Interview with Baldomero Fernandez, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Baldomero Fernandez, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Baldomero Fernandez Juror’s Pick (Sasha Wolf), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize In what ways, if any, does your Cuban background impact your work? It impacts my work in subtle ways. I approach image-making with a different filter than someone with a different background. I believe every image-maker has their own filter dictated by […]


Online Catalog: Registration Now Open for Spring/Summer 2012 CDS Continuing Education Courses

Online Catalog: Registration Now Open for Spring/Summer 2012 CDS Continuing Education Courses

The Center for Documentary Studies offers a wide range of short courses, institutes, and workshops for adults who are interested in learning to do their own documentary work. These documentary arts courses, available through flexible admission with reasonable fees, involve instruction in photography, film and video, audio, and writing. Special topics and such subjects as […]


Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Good Read: Interview With Duncan Murrell, CDS Writer in Residence

Duncan Murrell is an award-winning writer and journalist from North Carolina. He is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and The Normal School and a consulting editor at Southern Cultures. Murrell has written about living in New Orleans for a year after Hurricane Katrina, as well as on such topics as immigration, politicians, termites, vultures, […]


Videos Available, Press “Play”: Duke Students Film Big Boi and MSTRKRFT at the Yorktown Throwdown

Videos Available, Press “Play”: Duke Students Film Big Boi and MSTRKRFT at the Yorktown Throwdown

Last fall, Center for Documentary Studies film instructor Gary Hawkins and Emily LaDue, production coordinator at Duke’s program in the Arts of the Moving Image, took a vanload of current and former Duke film-production students to the Yorktown Throwdown in Charleston, South Carolina. The mission: to film Big Boi and dance-electronic duo MSTRKRFT at the […]


Attention First-Time Filmmakers: Full Frame Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grants

Attention First-Time Filmmakers: Full Frame Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grants

Now in its fifth year, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary makers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 12–15, 2012. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, participate in master classes, and be mentored by experienced filmmakers. Two filmmakers will be chosen […]


Interview with Kris Vervaeke, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

Interview with Kris Vervaeke, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

Interview with Kris Vervaeke Juror’s Pick (Stacey Clarkson), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize Many people fall into the grind of the corporate world and brush their passions aside. What motivated you to leave your corporate career and transition solely towards freelance photography? I had worked for more than fifteen years for the same company; I […]


Read Online: Winter 2012 Issue of Document

Read Online: Winter 2012 Issue of Document

[issuu width=600 height=464 shareMenuEnabled=false showHtmlLink=false searchButtonEnabled=false backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111215131730-e2746e39739b4a2ea0ae582d2cee2e7b name=document_winter_2012_final-2-lowres username=cds.duke tag=2012 unit=px id=83b8c0db-3ae2-a4a4-a417-29c7fd9f6c0f v=2] The winter 2012 issue of Document is now available to read online, featuring the exhibition Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes From America’s Heartland, an interview with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival programming director, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Award winners, courses, and more. […]


CDS Undergraduate Class Debuts Photos and Multimedia Slideshows of Elementary-School Life, Monday, December 12

CDS Undergraduate Class Debuts Photos and Multimedia Slideshows of Elementary-School Life, Monday, December 12

Students from the Center for Documentary Studies who spent the fall semester documenting life at the George Watts Elementary School in Durham will display their multimedia slideshows and photos on Monday, December 12. The event is free and open to the public. Students will be on hand to talk about their experiences at the school, […]


Video Available: Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier On His Book “Driftless”

Video Available: Photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier On His Book “Driftless”

Interviews with all five winners of the biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography are available on the prize’s new website; here, 2006 winner Danny Wilcox Frazier talks about growing up in Iowa and going back to make the photographs in Driftless: Photographs from Iowa. Application information for the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will […]


Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

Video Available: Sales of “Iraq | Perspectives” Soar After Ben Lowy’s Guest Spot on “The Daily Show”

Sales of photographer Benjamin Lowy’s prizewinning book, Iraq | Perspectives, have spiked following his interview on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Monday, December 5. The book has gone from #217,000 to  #2,125 on Amazon, where it is currently the number-one bestselling book on Iraq, and ranks thirteen out of all books by or about […]


CDS Receives MacArthur Grant for “Groundwork,” a Radio Documentary Project

CDS Receives MacArthur Grant for “Groundwork,” a Radio Documentary Project

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded the Center for Documentary Studies a $140,000 media grant in support of Groundwork, a radio documentary series telling close-up, on-the-ground stories of American democracy in action at the local level, stories that resonate with larger national issues of critical importance to all Americans but which […]


Interview with David Pace, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize Winner

Interview with David Pace, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize Winner

Interview with David Pace Winner, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize The images in Friday Night seem formally quite different from your other work, such as Re: Collections, or even the series Kiosks and Market Day from Burkina Faso. Would you agree? You are quite right that the images in Friday Night are different from my […]


Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]


Second Printing of Photographer Jim Dow’s “American Studies” Now Available, Plus Podcast of His Talk at CDS

Jim Dow visited CDS recently to give a talk and sign copies of the few remaining first edition copies of American Studies, which was published earlier this year by powerHouse Books and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. The second edition was published in November. Here, Dow talks about the road he followed […]


Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates, Fall 2011: Final Project Presentations, December 9, Nasher Museum of Art

Nine graduating students in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects at 6 p.m. on December 9 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The event is free and open to the public. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University offers continuing […]


Documenting Medicine Speaker Series: CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “The Hospice Experiment,” December 14

Documenting Medicine Speaker Series: CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “The Hospice Experiment,” December 14

In a multimedia presentation on December 14 at Duke University Medical Center, CDS audio director John Biewen will talk about the making of his radio documentary “The Hospice Experiment” as part of Documenting Medicine, a program that pairs Duke physician residents and fellows with documentarians at the Center for Documentary Studies to produce work exploring […]


Podcast Available: CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell Discusses Life and Writing on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

Podcast Available: CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell Discusses Life and Writing on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell was the guest on WUNC’s (91.5 FM) “The State of Things” on December 5 with host Frank Stasio. Besides CDS and its documentary writing program, the wide-ranging discussion touched on . . . military service, New Orleans, termites, and bow hunting, among other topics. Duncan Murrell on “The State […]


MFAEDA Blog Launches

MFAEDA Blog Launches

The blog of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, “MFAEDA Viewfinder,” launched at the end of November. Categories include “Student Work,” “Faculty Work,” “News and Events,” “Visiting Artists,” “Projects and Collaborations,” and “Art Elsewhere,” and “Ponderings.” “We’d love for Viewfinder to be an active place to find news and information on what faculty and […]