Archive for August, 2012

Watch: Students Produce “Forward Together, Not One Step Back,” a Voter Advocacy Video

Watch: Students Produce "Forward Together, Not One Step Back," a Voter Advocacy Video

Duke University undergraduates in this past spring’s Documentary Studies: Video for Social Change course produced a short video in association with Democracy NC highlighting the growing nationwide trend of potentially restrictive voting laws. (The nonpartisan Brennan Center for Justice estimates that the new laws “could make it significantly harder for as many as five million eligible Americans to […]


Groundwork Radio Special Hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon Airing on Stations Nationwide

Groundwork Radio Special Hosted by NPR's Scott Simon Airing on Stations Nationwide

A one-hour radio special hosted by NPR Weekend Edition‘s Scott Simon features stories from Groundwork, a radio and multimedia project of the Center for Documentary Studies. The show will air on more than a hundred public radio stations nationwide, including WNYC New York, WBEZ Chicago, KUOW Seattle, Minnesota Public Radio, KALW San Francisco, and many others. Check with your […]


IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Frank Gallery invites the public to enjoy a celebration of all things photography during the months of September and October—the IN FOCUS festival will feature exhibits, panel discussions, lectures, an outdoor public slideshow, a photo scavenger hunt, and more. Several Center for Documentary Studies instructors will be participating: Wednesday, September 5: A reception for Beijing Impressions, […]


Listen: New Album, “Camilla,” by Caroline Herring

Listen: New Album, "Camilla," by Caroline Herring

Singer/songwriter Caroline Herring’s new album, Camilla, captured our attention here. Named Best New Artist at the Austin Music Awards in 2002, the Mississippi native has since gained a devoted following and much critical acclaim. Music journalist Silas House writes, “Herring’s specialty is studying the South and the way race still haunts its people and places but her […]


Take Three: Professor Diablo Returns to Durham’s Club Casbah, Tuesday, August 28

Take Three: Professor Diablo Returns to Durham's Club Casbah, Tuesday, August 28

The Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with The Hinge, is thrilled to present the third installment of Professor Diablo’s True Revue, an evening of art and performance at the Durham, North Carolina, club Casbah featuring writers, musicians, visual artists, and others who make extensive use of documentary fieldwork and research in the creation of […]


Read Online: New Fall Issue of “Document,” CDS’s Quarterly Publication

Read Online: New Fall Issue of "Document," CDS's Quarterly Publication

Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The fall 2012 issue of Document is now available to read online, featuring an in-depth interview with Eric Muller, editor of the acclaimed new CDS/UNC Press book, Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II; […]


Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to offer a three-day Continuing Education workshop with photographer Harvey Stein: Documentary Street Photography, September 21–23, 2012.  The class will consist of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, critiques, and photographic field trips for participants to document their Durham environments and the people who populate them. Topics will include photographing strangers, strategies […]


Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Online Catalog: Fall 2012 Continuing Education Classes

Browse through our online course listings for a wide range of classes for adults interested in the documentary arts—photography, film/video, audio, writing, and other creative media. Courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. The following designations assist students in determining the most appropriate course in which to enroll: 1. All Levels: Open to […]


“Colors of Confinement”: New Book Features Rare Color Photos of Japanese American Internment

"Colors of Confinement": New Book Features Rare Color Photos of Japanese American Internment

In 1942, Bill Manbo and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, a Japanese American internment camp in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings using Kodachrome film—a technology then just seven years old—to capture community celebrations and to record his family’s struggle […]


Watch: Short Films from Full Frame’s 2012 School of Doc

Watch: Short Films from Full Frame's 2012 School of Doc

Pelican’s SnoBalls is a short documentary about a family-owned business in Durham, North Carolina, that was produced, directed, shot, and edited by high school students at the 2012 School of Doc; Noah’s ARC is a work-in-progress about local jazz vocalist Noah Powell made by filmmakers Nic Beery and Todd Tinkham in association with the School of Doc. The […]


Book Signing Event for “Finding the Game,” Doc Studies Grad Gwendolyn Oxenham’s New Book, August 23 at CDS

Five years ago Gwendolyn Oxenham, a Certificate in Documentary Studies grad and former Duke soccer star, boyfriend Luke Boughen, and  Certificate in Doc Studies grads Rebekah Fergusson and Ryan White began their global travels to chase the soul of soccer by playing in pickup games wherever they could find them. The four filmmakers’ resulting documentary was […]


Confessions of a Photo Awards Juror: “In the End, I Could Only Go With the Portfolio That Drew Me in the Most.”

Confessions of a Photo Awards Juror: “In the End, I Could Only Go With the Portfolio That Drew Me in the Most."

CDS Publishing and Awards Director Alexa Dilworth describes what drew her attention as she made her way through hundreds of portfolios submitted for the 2012 Daylight Photo Awards, and what distinguished the body of work she ultimately chose: I was honored when Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff asked me to be a juror for this […]


Call for Entries for the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Call for Entries for the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

On August 15 the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will begin accepting entries for the 16th annual festival, to be held April 4–7, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina. By completing the online application process, filmmakers will be submitting to NEW DOCS, Full Frame’s competitive program. REGULAR DEADLINE: August 15–October 15 Fee:  $40 LATE DEADLINE: October 16–November 30 Fee:  […]


Join in the Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration: August 11 at CDS

Join in the Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration: August 11 at CDS

The public is invited to join Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) staff, alumni, and supporters in celebrating two decades of growing farmworker activists! SAF has brought more than seven hundred young people into social justice work and has supported eighty thousand farmworkers in their efforts to gain access to a more just agricultural system. This year […]


Watch: Video Tribute to a Dearly Departed Show

Watch: Video Tribute to a Dearly Departed Show

CDS exhibitions director Courtney Reid-Eaton is preparing the Kreps Gallery for the upcoming Harvey Stein photography exhibit, which meant first taking down the prints from the Full Color Depression show. We were sad to see them go; during their six months here, curator Bruce Jackson’s restored Depression-era color photos attracted a large and enthusiastic fan-base, as […]


Watch: “Professor Diablo’s True Revue II,” Wherein the Professor Examines Power

Watch: "Professor Diablo's True Revue II," Wherein the Professor Examines Power

So far, so great. Professor Diablo’s True Revue, a regular evening of documentary art and performance presented by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with The Hinge, has played to packed and enthusiastic (standing ovation) audiences in its first two shows at the Casbah. The next performance will be Tuesday, August 28, 8 p.m., […]