Archive for November, 2016

2015 Lange-Taylor Prizewinning “Post Mégantic” Exhibit Opens December 5

2015 Lange-Taylor Prizewinning "Post Mégantic" Exhibit Opens December 5

Opening December 5, Center for Documentary Studies will host an exhibition of photographs from Post Mégantic, Michel Huneault’s 2015 Lange-Taylor prizewinning project on a small town in Quebec that was the site of Canada’s deadliest train disaster in 150 years. His project of remembrance garnered Huneault CDS’s prestigious Lange-Taylor Prize in 2015; the $10,000 annual award supports documentary artists involved in ongoing […]


December 1: “Are You Listening? Four Triangle Podcasters Take The Stage” in Durham

December 1: "Are You Listening? Four Triangle Podcasters Take The Stage" in Durham

Along with other North Carolina podcasters, CDS audio director John Biewen will take the stage in Durham on December 1 for an evening of live performance, storytelling, and advice-giving. Biewen will represent Scene On Radio, the podcast from CDS that he created and hosts; Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer of Criminal,  Anita Rao and Sandra Davidson of She […]


“Transgender USA” Exhibit On View at the Power Plant Gallery Through December 22

"Transgender USA" Exhibit On View at the Power Plant Gallery Through December 22

CDS recommends Transgender USA, an exhibition featuring the photographs of Mariette Pathy Allen on view at the Power Plant Gallery through December 22. Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over thirty years, and has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness and gender variance. Her photographs and personal papers are being collected by the Archive of Documentary […]


2017 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now March 1

2017 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography Deadline Now March 1

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing. The upcoming prize competition will be for writing. The […]


Undergraduate Jeainny Kim’s “Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works”

Undergraduate Jeainny Kim's "Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works"

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


November 17: “East Durham Stories” From CDS’s 2016 Documentary Video Institute Screen at Durham Public Library

November 17: "East Durham Stories" From CDS's 2016 Documentary Video Institute Screen at Durham Public Library

In June 2016, the thirteenth edition of the Center for Documentary Studies‘ Documentary Video Institute, offered each summer through our Continuing Education program, once again focused on the East Durham area. Twenty-four students from across the nation were guided through a week-long course in all aspects of documentary filmmaking. Their interview subjects were a pre-selected cross-section of […]


December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

December 9: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, 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. During the course, students finish a substantial documentary work—projects that often move out into the world in the […]


December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Staring Down Fate”

December 2: Fresh Docs Series Screens "Staring Down Fate"

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of Jeffrey Mittelstadt’s Staring Down Fate, the story of a red wolf biologist—diagnosed with ALS—as he searches for meaning in his terminal illness while the endangered species he dedicated his career to faces another potential extinction. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring […]


November 10: Free Screening of Dance-Based Film by Duke Alums

November 10: Free Screening of Dance-Based Film by Duke Alums

CDS is cosponsoring a screening of Revolve on Camera: The Performances and a Q&A with the filmmakers—Duke alums and husband-and-wife team Benjamin Epps and Heather Bowles Epps (both ’00); the event is part of Duke’s annual DEMAN weekend. Their film is a compilation of selected works from Revolve Dance Company; using previously staged works as well as […]


November 18: Full Frame Third Friday Screening of “The Ballad of Fred Hersch” in Durham

November 18: Full Frame Third Friday Screening of "The Ballad of Fred Hersch" in Durham

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s series of free summer and fall film screenings around the Triangle concludes with a screening of The Ballad of Fred Hersch on Friday, November 18. The Third Friday screening will take place at the Full Frame Theater in Durham as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Full Frame […]