Archive for December, 2014

“From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration”: A Multimedia Exhibit at CDS

"From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration": A Multimedia Exhibit at CDS

A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Andrea Patiño Contreras, is now on view at the Center for Documentary Studies. Composed of black-and-white photographs, audio oral histories, and an interactive website, From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration is the product of an independent project Contreras undertook while in Massachusetts as a CDS  Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow to help her better understand the […]


Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Dispatches from Rotterdam: Gary Hawkins at the International Film Fest

Filmmaker Gary Hawkins, a longtime instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies, is in the Netherlands for the world premiere of his short experimental film Zero Irony at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Hawk will be sending text, video, and still-image dispatches while he’s there. Herewith, his first—words and images (scroll down for slideshow and […]


Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, 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 2015 classes and workshops (and upcoming summer institutes), with a host of established, new, and online classes on […]


Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

Register Now for 2015 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2015 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]


December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on […]


December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson. During the course, students finish a substantial […]


Full-Time Job Opportunity at the Center for Documentary Studies: Operations Coordinator

Full-Time Job Opportunity at the Center for Documentary Studies: Operations Coordinator

Note: This position has now been filled. The Center for Documentary Studies seeks an Operations Coordinator to manage facility operations for CDS at both the 1317 West Pettigrew Street campus and at the American Tobacco Campus facilities at 320 Blackwell Street in Durham. This is a year-round, full-time position with full Duke University benefits. Duties include: Facilitation […]


CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to launch a new initiative for Duke University undergraduates in Spring 2015, when the first Research in Practice Program (RIPP) Fellowships in the Documentary Arts will be awarded. The Fellows will complete and present for the public at the end of the semester a CDS faculty-advised documentary project […]