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Posts Tagged ‘Alex Harris’

Student Documentary Work on View Through August in “Beyond the Front Porch 2013″

Eight senior undergraduates completed the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University this past spring, and presented their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies: David Chou, Michaela Dwyer, Melanie Houston, Alice Kim, Haley Read, Hannah Scott, Sarah Van Name, and Katie Vo. An exhibit of their work—Beyond the Front […]


A Must-See: “Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections” Closes May 12

A Must-See: "Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections" Closes May 12

Catch this wonderful exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University while you can: Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections includes over a hundred works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from twelve public and private North Carolina collections. Photographs by Center for Documentary Studies director […]


2013 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Hannah Scott

2013 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Hannah Scott

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to […]


Certificate in Documentary Studies Project Presentations and Exhibit: “Beyond the Front Porch 2013”

Certificate in Documentary Studies Project Presentations and Exhibit: "Beyond the Front Porch 2013"

Eight graduating seniors who are completing the Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University will present their final projects to the public in an open house celebration at the Center for Documentary Studies: David Chou, Michaela Dwyer, Melanie Houston, Alice Kim, Haley Read, Hannah Scott, Sarah Van Name, and Katie Vo. An exhibit of the students’ work, […]


Who or What Has Most Influenced MFA Students’ Work? Find Out on Their Blog, “Influences”

Who or What Has Most Influenced MFA Students' Work? Find Out on Their Blog, "Influences"

The fifteen first-year students in Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program—the class of 2014—have launched their Influences blog, created as part of the Documentary Fieldwork seminar. Under the guidance of instructor Alex Harris, each student began creating a new body of documentary work, but in addition to moving forward with their own artistic practice, Harris […]


Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris’s Acclaimed New Book, “Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City”

Event for E.O. Wilson and Alex Harris's Acclaimed New Book, "Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City"

An event with storied evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson and documentary photographer Alex Harris at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University will celebrate the publication of their acclaimed new book, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City. The event is free and open to the public. Wilson, now in his eighties, has […]


Save the Dates: MFA Work-In-Progress Presentations, December 5 and 6

Save the Dates: MFA Work-In-Progress Presentations, December 5 and 6

Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2014. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Wednesday, December 5, and ten students will […]


New Book By Alex Harris and E. O. Wilson On the “Spirit of a Southern City”

New Book By Alex Harris and E. O. Wilson On the "Spirit of a Southern City"

Pulitzer-Prize winning evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson, now in his eighties, has long contemplated the disparity between his life at Harvard and his roots in Alabama, “where my heart has always lived, close to the memory of Mobile’s landscapes and my people,” he writes. In their new book, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of […]


Duke Alums Photograph Cuba

Duke Alums Photograph Cuba

In late January of this year I traveled to Cuba at the invitation of Duke Alumni Travel for a unique educational exchange program. Duke received a special license from the U.S. State Department to promote people-to-people exchange between the U.S. and Cuba, which meant—for me and a lucky group of almost thirty people—a weeklong immersion into […]


Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Photographer and writer Alex Harris, a CDS founder and professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies at Duke University, will be this month’s PhotoNight speaker for the UNC–Chapel Hill student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. PhotoNight events are held around the world, providing an avenue for the enhancement of the […]


Multimedia Presentation, February 23: Alex Harris and Paula Ehrlich on Their Documentary Project, “The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer”

Multimedia Presentation, February 23: Alex Harris and Paula Ehrlich on Their Documentary Project, “The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer”

Photographer Alex Harris, a CDS founder and longtime instructor, and producer/co-director Paula Ehrlich will discuss their innovative documentary project, The Time of Our Lives: Living with Brain Cancer, in a multimedia presentation at Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on February 23. Thursday, February 23, 6–8 p.m. Frank Gallery 109 East Franklin St., Chapel […]


New MFA Student Blog—“Influences”—Launches

New MFA Student Blog—“Influences”—Launches

The fifteen students in the inaugural class of Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—have launched a blog, Influences, that was created as part of the Documentary Fieldwork seminar. Under the guidance of instructor Alex Harris, each student began creating a new body of documentary work, but in addition to moving forward with their own […]


Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]


Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Undergraduate Documentaries: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again, December 5 at the Durham County Library

Eleven Duke undergraduates from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Hart Leadership Program will present their short documentaries on homelessness or formerly homeless individuals living in the Triangle at an event hosted by Housing for New Hope, an organization that has been working for almost twenty years to prevent and end homelessness in Durham […]


Kirk Felsman Remembered

Kirk Felsman Remembered

Kirk Felsman, born in 1950 in Bethesda, Maryland, died May 22, 2011, in London, England, following a stroke he suffered earlier in the spring. Felsman, a clinical psychologist, had a long association with the Center for Documentary Studies as well as the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. […]


Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Alex Harris’s photographic work recently opened in a landmark exhibit at the Getty Museum show, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Evans to Now. Harris’s 18 large scale photographs are featured alongside those of Walker Evans, and two other contemporary photographers. A student of Walker Evans at Yale, Harris is the author of, among other books, […]


Photographs from Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris

Photographs from Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft is designed for photographers who have created a relatively large body of images and want to learn more about how to edit and present those photographs to publishers, galleries, curators, and the general public. The workshop was taught at CDS from May 5–8, 2011. Learn more about Continuing Education at […]


“Eyes on Cuba,” A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum

"Eyes on Cuba," A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum

On Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., Alex Harris will participate in “Eyes on Cuba,” a conversation at the Getty Museum with Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and author of An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. They will discuss how their respective projects give voice to Cubans and express […]


Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris, May 5–8, 2011

Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft with Alex Harris, May 5–8, 2011

This workshop is designed for photographers who have created a relatively large body of images and want to learn more about how to edit and present those photographs to publishers, galleries, curators, and the general public. Advanced Documentary Photography: Vision and Craft Workshop Intermediate/Advanced | Taught by Alex Harris Thursday, May 5, 4 p.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, […]


Keynote Address by Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris

Keynote Address by Edward O. Wilson and Alex Harris

Alex Harris and E. O. Wilson will talk about their forthcoming book, Why We Are Here, as the keynote address for the annual meeting of the Alabama Historical Association. Scheduled for release by W. W. Norton by 2012, the book is a history of Mobile, Alabama by Wilson from the time of the earliest Spanish […]


After the Storm: Post-Katrina Photographs by Alex Harris

After the Storm: Post-Katrina Photographs by Alex Harris

Six months after Hurricane Katrina, Alex Harris, Duke University professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies, drove to New Orleans hoping to capture images of spring. The devastation that persisted required a different response, inspiring this series of triptychs of the abandoned and battered Gulf Coast. “Policymakers and photographers have at least […]


Podcast Available: “Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

Podcast Available: “Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

In this talk photographer Alex Harris shows his photographs taken at the Samaritan House Clinic in San Mateo California and discusses how his work as a documentary photographer in the field resonates with the work of physicians in the clinic. Pediatrician/photographer and former student, John Moses, introduces Harris. Alex Harris is a founder of the […]


“Coming Home: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again,” Presentation of Student Documentary Projects December 6

“Coming Home: Stories of Homelessness and Finding Home Again,” Presentation of Student Documentary Projects December 6

Ten Duke undergraduates spent the fall semester documenting the people and programs of Housing for New Hope (HNH), an organization that has been working for almost twenty years to prevent and end homelessness in Durham County and Orange County, North Carolina. As part of the course Documentary Engagement, the students were required to spend more than […]


“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

“Diagnosis: A Photographer’s Guide,” A Talk by Alex Harris

This talk is the second in a series of six presentations by documentarians who have produced work that effectively renders a medical experience from the patient’s or their family’s point of view. The series is part of the Duke Innovation Program, a collaboration between the Duke Graduate Medical Education Program and the Center for Documentary […]