Archive for September, 2015

Photo Collections by Katina Parker on PBS Black Culture Connection

Photo Collections by Katina Parker on PBS Black Culture Connection

Filmmaker/photographer Katina Parker—a CDS continuing education instructor—has returned to her longstanding work of telling the story of the black struggle for freedom in America. Beginning as a college student documenting the Million Man March in 1995, Parker has continued her work by documenting the Black Lives Matter movement in photography and film as it unfolds in Missouri, Ohio, South […]


“Question Bridge: Black Males” Exhibit Events, September 30 & October 1

“Question Bridge: Black Males” Exhibit Events, September 30 & October 1

Question Bridge: Black Males, a documentary-styled video art installation that explores critically challenging issues within the African American male community, is on view at the Power Plant Gallery in Durham, North Carolina, from September 8–November 21, 2015. The gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. Exhibit-related programming includes a reception […]


CDS Instructors and Alums Rake in Audio Doc Awards From Third Coast

CDS Instructors and Alums Rake in Audio Doc Awards From Third Coast

Have you heard? Four instructors and alums of the Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education program have crowded the awards field in Third Coast International Audio Festival’s recent Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Out of nine overall winners, CDS instructors Lauren Spohrer and Phoebe Judge (of the popular podcast Criminal) were recognized for their piece “695BGK“ and work by alums Briana Breen […]


September 29: Photobook Club Discussion of “The Sweet Flypaper of Life”

September 29: Photobook Club Discussion of “The Sweet Flypaper of Life”

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to host a book discussion group organized by Duke Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) curator Lisa McCarty (MFA|EDA ’13; 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern). At the ADA Photobook Club’s third meeting, the group will focus on The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes. Tuesday, September 29, […]


Podcast: Episode Two of “Scene On Radio” Available Now on iTunes and Online

Podcast: Episode Two of "Scene On Radio" Available Now on iTunes and Online

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to present the second episode of our new podcast, Scene on Radio. Produced and hosted by CDS audio director John Biewen, the biweekly podcast asks, How’s it going out there? And leaves the studio to find out, capturing the sounds of life happening and telling stories that explore human experience and […]


September 30: Christopher Sims Presents Photographs, Artist’s Talk at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 30: Christopher Sims Presents Photographs, Artist's Talk at UNC-Chapel Hill

Two exhibits by CDS director of undergraduate education, photographer Christopher Sims, will be on view on UNC–Chapel Hill’s campus from September 30, 2015, into early 2016. A reception and artist’s talk will be held on the opening evening, celebrating the dual exhibitions. Guantánamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday, September 30, […]


September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With “Raising Bertie,” Stories of Youth in Rural America

September 25: Fall Fresh Docs Kicks Off With "Raising Bertie," Stories of Youth in Rural America

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director/producer Margaret Byrne’s Raising Bertie, which makes the case that rural America does matter. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker(s) during which the audience […]


Michel Huneault Wins 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize for “Post Mégantic”

Michel Huneault Wins 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize for “Post Mégantic”

My collaborations with people in Mégantic echo through the work, which has become an active fragment of evolving collective memory. . . . —Michel Huneault on his prizewinning project  The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-third Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to Canadian documentary photographer Michel Huneault for Post Mégantic, his project […]


FREE September 24: Full Frame Road Show Screening of “Racing Extinction” at Duke Gardens

FREE September 24: Full Frame Road Show Screening of “Racing Extinction” at Duke Gardens

Put it on your calendar: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present a free screening of Racing Extinction as part of the Full Frame Road Show Film Series, a Full Frame program presented by PNC. Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and […]


A Conversation With Sonja Williams and Charlie Cobb on “Word Warrior” Richard Durham, September 29

A Conversation With Sonja Williams and Charlie Cobb on "Word Warrior" Richard Durham, September 29

Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host a lunch conversation with Howard University professor, scholar, and author Sonja Williams alongside SNCC veteran and Duke University SNCC Visiting Activist-Scholar Charlie Cobb.  The conversation will center around pioneering African American radio journalist Richard Durham, the subject of Williams’ new book, Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom. Hear an example of Durham’s radio work […]


CDS Recommends: Free Screening of “Out In The Night” at Duke University, September 25

CDS Recommends: Free Screening of "Out In The Night" at Duke University, September 25

CDS recommends an upcoming free screening of Blair Dorosh-Walther’s Out In The Night, a feature-length documentary that follows the heartbreaking story of what happens when four women stand up for themselves in New York City’s West Village. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with the film’s director and film subjects, Renata, Patreese, Venice, and Terrain. This […]


Document Duke 360º Multimedia Exhibit On View This Fall at Duke University

Document Duke 360º Multimedia Exhibit On View This Fall at Duke University

Document Duke 360º, a collaboration between Duke Photography and the Center for Documentary Studies, is an ambitious yearlong project that invites students, alumni, faculty or staff members, visitors, and members of the Durham community with a Duke connection to contribute their photographs in order to create a new and unconventional portrait of the extended Duke community—a 360-degree view captured in […]


September 17: Reception and Artist’s Talk For Jessica Ingram’s “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial”

September 17: Reception and Artist's Talk For Jessica Ingram's "Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial"

The Center for Documentary Studies is honored to be the host venue for photographer Jessica Ingram‘s Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial, through October 17, 2015. (Scroll down for a slideshow of images.) Ingram will be at CDS on September 17 for an artist’s talk at 7 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.; free […]


“Question Bridge: Black Males” Open to the Public Through November 21

"Question Bridge: Black Males" Open to the Public Through November 21

Question Bridge: Black Males, a documentary-styled video art installation that explores critically challenging issues within the African American male community, will be on view at the Power Plant Gallery in Durham, North Carolina, from September 8–November 21, 2015. (The exhibit will be open on Sunday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for attendees of the Center for Documentary […]


Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Two upcoming events on the UNC–Chapel Hill campus, free and open to the public, will feature work by CDS faculty members Charlie Thompson and Christopher Sims, respectively: Rostros del Tiempo: Faces of Time Reception with Live Music Thursday, September 10, 5:30 p.m. UNC–Chapel Hill, Center for the Study of the American South 410 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, […]


Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

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 2015 issue include the One Person, One Vote Project, photographs the First Book Prize in Photography winner Nadia Sablin, the Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial exhibition, profiles of the incoming MFA […]


September 25: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Concludes With “Bad Advice and Second Chances”

September 25: “Audio Under the Stars” Audio Festival Concludes With “Bad Advice and Second Chances”

Some of us have actually paid cash money for a 1974 Dodge Dart. Tell us your stories about when you listened to your Uncle Leo rather than your common sense and a Consumer Reports review, or any other time you told that small voice in your head to shut up and sit down, and how you’ve […]


Introducing “Scene On Radio,” a New Podcast From CDS

Introducing "Scene On Radio," a New Podcast From CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to announce the creation of a new podcast, Scene on Radio. Produced and hosted by CDS audio director John Biewen, the biweekly podcast will offer listeners a regular and frequent dose of audio work made at CDS—new stories produced by Biewen, the best pieces made by our students, […]