Archive for September, 2016

“Farmer/Veteran” Screening and Celebration on November 10

"Farmer/Veteran" Screening and Celebration on November 10

CDS recommends an upcoming screening of Jeremy Lange and Alix Blair’s Farmer/Veteran, a feature-length documentary that follows one veteran’s mission to find healing through farming, haunted by the wounds of a family lost and the soldier he still yearns to be. The film’s co-director, Jeremy Lange, is a current MFA|EDA student and will be in attendance. The ticketed screening […]


September 30: A Conversation with Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians Theater Company

September 30: A Conversation with Steve Cosson, Artistic Director of The Civilians Theater Company

The Center for Documentary Studies is among the cosponsors for a Duke Performances artist residency at Duke University hosting The Civilians, the nation’s foremost investigative theater company. As part of the residency, Steve Cosson—the troupe’s artistic director—will talk artistic process with undergraduates in Documentary Studies and Theater Studies during an open forum on Friday, September 30, that is free and open to the public. The […]


Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Apply Now: Duke Student Fellowships at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

February 1, 2017, deadline: Duke University undergraduates have the unique opportunity to join other students from schools across the country in the Fellows Program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, April 6 through April 9, 2017. Last year, approximately 180 participants from 18 schools took part in the program which is aimed […]


November 3: Full Frame Screens “The Ballad of Fred Hersch” at The Cary Theater

November 3: Full Frame Screens "The Ballad of Fred Hersch" at The Cary Theater

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is hosting free film screenings around the Triangle this summer and fall. Third Friday screenings will take place at the Full Frame Theater in Durham, with additional screenings in Cary, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Full Frame is a program of […]


September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

September 30: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story (working title), which explores the life of Alabama artist Lonnie Holley as he overcomes insurmountable odds to emerge as a critically-acclaimed musician and visual artist. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs […]


CDS Student Prizewinner Among Featured Artists in “Southern Accent”

CDS Student Prizewinner Among Featured Artists in "Southern Accent"

The Nasher Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, “reflects upon and pulls apart the dynamic nature of the South’s social, political, and cultural landscape” through the work of sixty artists. The timing of Southern Accent,” says the Nasher’s Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary […]


Kamal Badhey, Lauren Henschel, and Jenny Stratton: 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

Kamal Badhey, Lauren Henschel, and Jenny Stratton: 2016-17 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to introduce the 2016-2017 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, all of whom will be working with organizations in the New York City area; scroll down for more information on Kamal Badhey, Lauren Henschel, and Jenny Stratton. Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of social documentary photographer Lewis Hine, CDS’s Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows […]


Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Seven-Month Paid Programming Intern

Now Hiring! Full Frame Seeks Seven-Month Paid Programming Intern

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, seeks a seven-month Programming Intern, from November 2016 to May 2017. The Programming Intern will gain broad experience in various functions of the festival programming department and obtain an overall view of how festival content is determined, organized, and exhibited. […]


“The Jemima Code” Exhibit On View at CDS Through November 23; Artist’s Talk October 20

"The Jemima Code" Exhibit On View at CDS Through November 23; Artist's Talk October 20

code / noun : 1. a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings.  2.  a word, letter, number, or other symbol used in a code system to mark, represent, or identify something.  3.  a system for communication in which long and short […]


Steven M. Cozart Wins 2016 Lange-Taylor Prize for “The Pass/Fail Series”

Steven M. Cozart Wins 2016 Lange-Taylor Prize for "The Pass/Fail Series"

The Center for Documentary Studies has awarded the twenty-fourth Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American artist, illustrator, and documentarian Steven M. Cozart. His winning proposal, The Pass/Fail Series, primarily explores colorism within the African American community. The $10,000 prize is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer […]


September 13: Hollywood@Duke Event Explores Jewish Identity in the Media

September 13: Hollywood@Duke Event Explores Jewish Identity in the Media

The Center for Documentary Studies is one of a number of campus cosponsors of an upcoming event organized by a Duke student group. The Untitled Identity Project states, “Myriad recent nationwide issues regarding identity and activism along with recent incidents terrorizing and targeting specific identity groups remain prominent in our media. Often we neglect to consider […]


Register Now! Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

Register Now! Harvey Stein to Teach Documentary Street Photography Course at CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to welcome back acclaimed documentary photographer Harvey Stein, who will again teach his popular Documentary Street Photography workshop, September 23–25, 2016.  The class, offered through our Continuing Education program, will consist of lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, critiques, and photographic field trips. Topics will include photographing strangers, strategies of approach and interaction, methods […]


September 9: Free Screening of “Rosenwald” In Hillsborough, North Carolina

September 9: Free Screening of "Rosenwald" In Hillsborough, North Carolina

Filmmaker Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities explores a little-known initiative that resulted in the creation of thousands of schools for poor, rural African-American children in in the Jim Crow South, at a time when few received any public education. Presented by Friends of Russell Rosenwald School, the screening is free […]


Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area […]


September 22: Submission Deadline Extended for the 2016 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

September 22: Submission Deadline Extended for the 2016 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

“We find ourselves at a moment when photo books are as important as ever, because they are concrete statements of artistic vision, essential counterweights in the ‘Ocean of Images’ that we swim through every day.” —Peter Barberie, 2016 First Book Prize judge The Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation are pleased to announce the […]


2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2012, Gerard H. Gaskin’s “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”

2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2012, Gerard H. Gaskin's "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene"

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]