Archive for December, 2013

View Student Photos from “The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision”

View Student Photos from "The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision"

Students in a recent online photography course offered through the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program, “The Enduring Image: Defining Your Personal Style and Vision,” created a twelve- to twenty-image portfolio that embodies the student’s singular vision. Scroll down for a slideshow of selected images. Instructor Bryce Lankard writes: “The goal of the course […]


Photographs: After His Father’s Death, McNair Evans Looks for Answers in “Confessions for a Son”

Photographs: After His Father's Death, McNair Evans Looks for Answers in "Confessions for a Son"

Native son McNair Evans is based in San Francisco, but Confessions for a Son, his first major solo exhibition, explores his upbringing in rural Scotland County, North Carolina. The show is on view at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco through January 10, 2014, and includes work from Evans’s award-winning 2010 project, A Journal of Southern History, juxtaposed with […]


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2014 Garrett Scott Grants

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Accepting Applications for 2014 Garrett Scott Grants

Now in its eighth year, the Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary filmmakers for travel and accommodations at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 3–6, 2014). 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 for […]


Guantanamo Exhibit at International Civil Rights Center and Museum Features Photographs by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims

Guantanamo Exhibit at International Civil Rights Center and Museum Features Photographs by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims

As part of its tour of twelve venues, the first exhibition curated by the Guantánamo Public Memory Project will be opening in North Carolina on December 12 at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro. The exhibition and accompanying website feature photographs by Center for Documentary Studies Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims, who traveled to the naval […]


“Two-Way Bridges” Exhibit Celebrates Links Between Duke and Latino Communites

"Two-Way Bridges" Exhibit Celebrates Links Between Duke and Latino Communites

“Connecting Duke, Durham, and the Americas.” That’s the motto of Two-Way Bridges | Puentes de Doble Vía, a project that aims to expand on and create new links between the Duke University and Durham Latino communities, changing and enriching both in the process. The idea is that collaborative art and bidirectional learning can help shed light on the […]


“The People of Powe” Website Launches, Featuring Undergraduates’ Photo Projects

"The People of Powe" Website Launches, Featuring Undergraduates' Photo Projects

As part of a class at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Susie Post-Rust, Capturing Transience: Documentary Photography and the Digital Age, undergraduates from Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill spent the semester documenting stories at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina. Each student produced photos and slideshows focused on […]


Information Night for Spring/Summer 2014 Continuing Education Classes on January 13

Information Night for Spring/Summer 2014 Continuing Education Classes on January 13

Prospective and current students are welcome to this information session on CDS Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts offered by the Center for Documentary Studies—photography, video, audio, writing, multimedia, and special topics. Continuing Ed program director April Walton and other CDS staff will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in […]


Watch: Video on “The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover”

Watch: Video on "The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover"

Center for Documentary Studies web design intern Hannah Colton recently created a video about The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover, an archival exhibit researched and curated by 2012 Duke graduate and Certificate in Documentary Studies recipient Caitlin M. Johnson. Scroll down to view.  Caitlin began the work as her capstone certificate project at the Center for […]


Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

Final Project Presentations by Fall 2013 Certificate in Documentary Arts Students, December 12

People of all ages and backgrounds enroll in the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Some choose to pursue a Certificate in Documentary Arts, which culminates in a substantial documentary project—photography, film and video, audio, multimedia, and writing works. Six students in the Fall 2013 Final Seminar in Documentary Studies, taught by filmmaker and longtime CDS instructor […]


Save the Date: MFA Works-in-Progress Presentations on December 10–11, 2013

Save the Date: MFA Works-in-Progress Presentations on December 10–11, 2013

Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2015. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 10, and nine students will present […]


Registration Opens for Spring/Summer 2014 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, film/video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media—for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for spring 2014 classes and workshops and summer institutes, with a host of established, new, and online classes […]