Archive for December, 2015

January 16: London-Based Let’s All Be Free Film Festival Comes to CDS

January 16: London-Based Let's All Be Free Film Festival Comes to CDS

On January 16, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) will host the London-based Let’s All Be Free Film Festival in its first international showcase at the Full Frame Theater in Durham, NC. The LABFFF–founded by CDS Continuing Education alum Tariq Nasir—is an annual event that explores and celebrates what it means to be free, screening a diverse selection […]


Power Plant Gallery Summer Artist Residency

Power Plant Gallery Summer Artist Residency

In summer 2016, the Power Plant Gallery, a joint initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, will inaugurate a summer residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate, one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August, with full use of the 1,500-square-foot […]


Enjoy Prizewinning “Aunties,” On View at the Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Enjoy Prizewinning "Aunties," On View at the Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Through February 28, 2016: An exhibition of Nadia Sablin’s photographs, Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila, is on view at the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery, Duke University. A book of the same name was published in November 2015 by Duke University Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. In 2014, Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned […]


Jon Lowenstein’s Prizewinning “South Side” on View at CDS: Photos, Video, and Ephemera

Jon Lowenstein's Prizewinning "South Side" on View at CDS: Photos, Video, and Ephemera

An opening event in late October launched the run of artist Jon Lowenstein‘s South Side exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies, where it will be on view in the Juanita Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries through February 27, 2016. The exhibition includes black-and-white photographs, audio, video, writing, oral histories, and found ephemera from Lowenstein’s project of the same name, for which he […]


Capturing Club: CDS Undergraduate Class Website Showcases Student Work

Capturing Club: CDS Undergraduate Class Website Showcases Student Work

Capturing Club, a project showcasing photography and audio stories captured in partnership with Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School, has published a website to showcase student work. The project is the result of an undergraduate class called Capturing Transience: Documentary Photography and the Digital Age taught by Susie Post-Rust. “Childhood is one of the most transient times […]


CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims Featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair

CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims Featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts at Duke University, is currently being featured at the SCOPE Miami Art Fair in Miami, Florida. Clark Gallery is exhibiting eight large-scale photographs from Sims’s project “The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan,” which recently received the Arte […]


CDS Undergraduate Education Director to Give Talk at Studio-X in Istanbul, Turkey

CDS Undergraduate Education Director to Give Talk at Studio-X in Istanbul, Turkey

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will give an artist’s talk in Turkey on December 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “The Built Environments of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the ‘Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan’,” will be hosted by Studio-X. The talk […]


December 11: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Their Final Projects

December 11: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Their Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, six 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 documentary filmmaker and CDS instructor Randolph Benson. During the course, students […]


December 8 and 9: MFA|EDA Works-In-Progress Presentations

December 8 and 9: MFA|EDA Works-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 thirteen students from the class of 2017. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 8, and eight students will present on Wednesday, December 9; […]