Posts Tagged ‘Alex Harris’

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Fall 2016: Work by CDS Undergraduate Faculty

Notable recent news and events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate faculty include the following; see the CDS undergraduate education Tumblr for more information and updates: + Kelly Alexander received a Duke University Council for European Studies Fellowship for 2016–2017 for her project “Of Truffles and Trash: The New Social Economy of Food Waste in Brussels, Belgium” + John Biewen released a “Story […]


Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

Watch: Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

In November 2015, a discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer—took place at Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics. Together, the two looked back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student […]


“How Do We Heal?” Photography Exhibit by Undergraduate Sherry Zhang on View at CDS

“How Do We Heal?” Photography Exhibit by Undergraduate Sherry Zhang on View at CDS

“In an endless sea of opportunities, we can either sink or swim. At Duke, I’ve done both.” —Duke undergraduate and RIPP Fellow in the Documentary Arts Sherry Zhang An exhibit on view in the Center for Documentary Studies Porch Gallery features the photographs of CDS undergraduate Sherry Zhang. As part of the RIPP Fellowship in the Documentary Arts, […]


“Beyond the Front Porch 2016” Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

"Beyond the Front Porch 2016" Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Nancy Kalow and Alex Harris, six seniors in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Documentary Capstone Seminars completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. An exhibition […]


“Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait” Photography Exhibit

"Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait" Photography Exhibit

A documentary photography project on housing and living conditions in the state—Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait—features the 1971–72 work of acclaimed documentary photographer Alex Harris, a Duke professor and cofounder of the school’s Center for Documentary Studies, and contemporary work by three of his former students, all graduates of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program: Rachel Boillot, Jennifer […]


2016 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

2016 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On May 1, six Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Under the guidance of Alex Harris and Nancy Kalow, the students completed their […]


March 30: Opening Event for “How Do We Heal?” Exhibit by CDS Undergraduate Sherry Zhang

March 30: Opening Event for "How Do We Heal?" Exhibit by CDS Undergraduate Sherry Zhang

Please join CDS undergraduate Sherry Zhang for the opening of her photography exhibit this Wednesday, March 30 at the Brown Gallery in the Bryan Center on Duke’s west campus. Zhang was mentored this past fall by CDS instructor and co-founder Alex Harris as part of the RIPP Fellowship in the Documentary Arts. How Do We […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

“In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end of the […]


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; […]


December 4: Opening Event for “The Observer’s Frame,” a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

December 4: Opening Event for "The Observer's Frame," a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

This December, a selection of Duke University undergraduate, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and Graduate in Liberal Studies students, as well as several UNC–Chapel Hill journalism students, will present photographs from the semester with a pop-up exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery. Following a kickoff event on December 4, The Observer’s Frame will continue a two-week run through December 18. The Observer’s […]


November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

November 5: Lunchtime Discussion with PRI Radio Host Marco Werman and Photographer Alex Harris

CDS recommends an upcoming discussion with Marco Werman—Duke University alumni, journalist, and host of Public Radio International’s show, The World—and Alex Harris—Duke University professor, CDS co-founder, and acclaimed documentary photographer. Together, the two will look back at Werman’s early work in journalism and documentary storytelling as an undergraduate student in Harris’s “American Communities” course, and explore […]


September 4: “Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places” at the NC Museum of History

September 4: "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" at the NC Museum of History

The Center for Documentary Studies is cosponsoring this discussion featuring five documentarians as they describe their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of that past vitality. Photographer Scott Garlock, whose exhibit Rural Revival inspired the event, will be joined by CDS and MFA|EDA instructor Alex Harris, MFA|EDA students Jon-Sesrie […]


CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]


2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On April 26, nine Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, the students completed their final projects in a […]


2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Alex Harris, nine seniors in the 2015 spring semester Documentary Capstone Seminar completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. On April 26, the students will […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]


January 30: “Leaving Traces” Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

January 30: "Leaving Traces" Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

A uniquely Durham, North Carolina, feature documentary by director Ivan Weiss, Leaving Traces, is set to screen at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham; click here to view trailer. The film documents the documentarians of the widely acclaimed Bull City Summer project about the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team, including photographer/Duke University professor Alex Harris, an instructor at […]


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 […]


Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, “In Conversation With Pictures & Archives”

Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, "In Conversation With Pictures & Archives"

On October 22, a panel discussion exploring the use of historic archives by contemporary photographers, “In Conversation with Pictures & Archives,” will be held at the Center for Documentary Studies as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival*. The discussion will be grounded in the work of the panelists: photographers and documentarians Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete […]


2014 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On April 27, eight Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Congratulations to William Baumgartner, Danzhou Duojie, Adrienne Harreveld, Jordan Imbrey, Katia Griffin-Jakymec, David Mayer, Natalie Robles, and Yvette Vasquez. […]


Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman’s First Photo Book, “Sudden Flowers”

Event Celebrates Duke/CDS Alum Eric Gottesman's First Photo Book, "Sudden Flowers"

On February 26, the Center for Documentary Studies is delighted to host the U.S. launch of Duke University/CDS alum (’98) Eric Gottesman’s first book, Sudden Flowers. Since 1999, when he was a fellow with Duke’s Hart Leadership Program, Gottesman has collaborated with Sudden Flowers, a collective of children living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—mostly AIDS orphans—to reimagine the harsh realities they experienced […]


Save the Date: MFA Works-in-Progress Presentations on December 10–11, 2013

Save the Date: MFA Works-in-Progress Presentations on December 10–11, 2013

Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2015. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 10, and nine students will present […]


Watch: Video on Kristin Bedford’s Photo Exhibit, “Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham”

Watch: Video on Kristin Bedford's Photo Exhibit, "Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham"

“Sometimes in the stillness, is when God speaks to us.” —Pastor Lonnie Dubois, Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries Center for Documentary Studies digital arts and publishing intern Tory Jeffay created a video about Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham, an exhibit by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts candidate Kristin Bedford. Scroll down to watch. Be […]


“In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty,” on View at the Power Plant Gallery

"In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty," on View at the Power Plant Gallery

An exhibit on view at the Power Plant Gallery on the American Tobacco Campus—In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty—includes works in a wide range of media—photography, film and video, printmaking, new media—by seventeen Duke faculty members and instructors from three arts units at the university: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Department of Art, Art History and […]