Archive for September, 2014

Enjoy!: Student Work from Harvey Stein’s Documentary Street Photography Workshop

Enjoy!: Student Work from Harvey Stein’s Documentary Street Photography Workshop

On September 26–28, 2014, the Center for Documentary Studies once again hosted acclaimed photographer Harvey Stein for his annual three-day Documentary Street Photography workshop, first offered through our Continuing Education program in 2012. On Friday morning Stein explained his methods for capturing the intimate, expressive portraits for which he’s become known; students then chose strategic locations […]


Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Fall 2014 issue include an interview with Lehman-Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams, a preview of the upcoming City Under One Roof exhibit featuring the work of 2013 Lange–Taylor Prizewinner […]


Full Frame Screens “The Case Against 8” as Part of NC Pride 2014

Full Frame Screens "The Case Against 8" as Part of NC Pride 2014

On September 26, in celebration of NC Pride 2014, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a free outdoor screening of festival favorite The Case Against 8 at Durham’s Central Park. Screening starts at dusk and is free and open to the public. Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan White (’04) and Ben Cotner directed The Case […]


Free Screening of “27 Months”: Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

Free Screening of "27 Months": Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

On September 26, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Ashley Tindall’s feature film on the experiences of three Peace Corps volunteers as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, […]


Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

This summer, nine producers from across the country came to the Center for Documentary Studies for the Making It Sing Audio Institute, an intensive annual weeklong course offered through our Continuing Education program. Open to audio producers of all levels of experience, from beginners to accomplished industry professionals, the workshop helps them boil down their […]


Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite “A Will for the Woods”

Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite "A Will for the Woods"

A Will for the Woods, winner of the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Audience Award, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. This multi-director feature documentary (Amy Browne, Jeremy Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson) follows musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang as he prepares for his […]


“Oh Freedom Over Me” Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

"Oh Freedom Over Me" Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

In October, the Durham County Library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ acclaimed graphic memoir about his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. As part of the program, the library will display a former Center for Documentary Studies exhibit, Oh Freedom Over Me. The original 2004 exhibit marked the fortieth anniversary of […]


Watch: Undergraduates Explore the Lives of North Carolina Activists

Watch: Undergraduates Explore the Lives of North Carolina Activists

Center for Documentary Studies visiting artist Bruce Orenstein teaches a class each semester in which undergraduates work with grassroots organizations in North Carolina to produce advocacy videos for social change. As part of the growing collaboration between Orenstein’s coursework and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, this summer the Human Rights Center […]


Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Learn More About Our Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Join us at the Center for Documentary Studies on September 8: Prospective and current students are invited to an information session on our  Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts—photography, video, audio, writing, multimedia, and special topics. Continuing Ed instructors and program director April Walton will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in […]


September 17 & 18: Events with “Hard Art, DC 1979” Photographer Lucian Perkins and Exhibit Curators

September 17 & 18: Events with "Hard Art, DC 1979" Photographer Lucian Perkins and Exhibit Curators

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is hosting events to celebrate the traveling exhibit Hard Art, DC 1979 with photographer Lucian Perkins—along with musician/writer Alec MacKaye—and curators Lely Constantinople and Jayme McLellan. The exhibit is on view through October 11, 2014; click here for more information and a slideshow of images. In 1979, a soon-to-erupt hardcore punk scene took hold in Washington, D.C., with bands like […]


Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for “South Side”

Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for "South Side"

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for South Side, his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. The $10,000 award is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Dorothea […]


Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Submissions for the seventh CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will now be accepted through September 22, 2014, a one-week extension.* The prestigious biennial prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is this […]


“An Everyday Affair” Exhibit of Vintage Kodak Ads and Cameras Closes September 13

"An Everyday Affair" Exhibit of Vintage Kodak Ads and Cameras Closes September 13

“The idea gradually dawned on me that what we were doing was not merely making dry plates, but that we were starting out to make photography an everyday affair.” —George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company An exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies surveys 101 years of Eastman Kodak ads to examine the ideology of simplicity […]