Posts Tagged ‘Alexa Dilworth’

Local Artists Featured in “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American’s Photography Series

Local Artists Featured in "Eyes on the South," the Oxford American's Photography Series

For two weeks this month, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) publishing and awards director Alexa Dilworth was guest curator for “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American‘s weekly online photography series featuring current work from Southern artists or artists whose work concerns the South. She chose work by Lisa McCarty from Lumen, McCarty’s “ongoing experiment” involving handmade large-format cameras, and work by Kate Medley from […]


June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students

June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students

With our connections to and great admiration for the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia, we at the Center for Documentary Studies are looking forward to the annual event’s next installment, June 13–19. LOOK3 is about celebrating the vision of extraordinary photographers, igniting conversations about critical issues, and fostering the next generation of artists. […]


Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

We at the Center for Documentary Studies feel extremely fortunate to have worked with the inimitable Mary Ellen Mark over the years—her Undrabörn/Extraordinary Child photographs were on exhibit here in 2009–10 (the first presentation of that body of work in the United States), and in 2008 she served as the judge of our First Book Prize in […]


SlowExposures Photography Festival Call for Entries: Deadline June 15

SlowExposures Photography Festival Call for Entries: Deadline June 15

During the last two weeks of September, the SlowExposures Photography Festival welcomes visitors from across the United States to experience the rural South through the medium of fine art photography. For 2014, jurors Alexa Dilworth, publishing and awards director at the Center for Documentary Studies, and Aline Smithson, photographer and founder of the highly regarded website […]


Submit to THE FENCE Photo Competition

Submit to THE FENCE Photo Competition

THE FENCE, is a photo competition and summer-long, outdoor exhibition that invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. Now in its third year, THE FENCE returns to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway and Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston and adds a […]


Watch Slideshow Interview: Gerard H. Gaskin on Winning the First Book Prize in Photography

Watch Slideshow Interview: Gerard H. Gaskin on Winning the First Book Prize in Photography

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a prestigious biennial prize awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. This video slideshow features an interview with the most recent First Book Prize winner, Gerard H. Gaskin, and images from his twenty-year project on the house ball scene. In the interview, Gaskin describes the project, the experience of […]


Great Lineup for Look3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, VA, June 13–15

Great Lineup for Look3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, VA, June 13–15

A self-described “celebration of photography, created by photographers, for those who share a passion for the still image,” the annual LOOK3 Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph takes over downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, for “three days of peace, love, and photography.” This year’s event (Thursday, June 13–Saturday, June 15) includes artist conversations, exhibits, outdoor projections, book signings, parties, and […]


Photos as Philanthropy: What Does Poverty Look Like?

Photos as Philanthropy: What Does Poverty Look Like?

CDS’s Publishing and Awards Director Alexa Dilworth was a judge, along with Margaret Aguirre, Phil Borges, John Isaac, and Denise Wolff, for Photo Philanthropy’s 2012 Activist Awards at the end of January. Photo Philanthropy, based in San Francisco, champions “social change, one photo at a time,” and the judges were looking for “photo essays that […]


Confessions of a Photo Awards Juror: “In the End, I Could Only Go With the Portfolio That Drew Me in the Most.”

Confessions of a Photo Awards Juror: “In the End, I Could Only Go With the Portfolio That Drew Me in the Most."

CDS Publishing and Awards Director Alexa Dilworth describes what drew her attention as she made her way through hundreds of portfolios submitted for the 2012 Daylight Photo Awards, and what distinguished the body of work she ultimately chose: I was honored when Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff asked me to be a juror for this […]


Listen: “This American Life” Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Listen: "This American Life" Host Ira Glass Visits CDS Audio Course

Undergrad students in the Short Audio Documentary course at CDS were excited, and a little nervous, when they learned that This American Life host and executive producer Ira Glass was coming to class to talk to them about their audio pieces. CDS audio director John Biewen, who teaches the course, contacted Glass before the radio […]


Announcing the 2012 Daylight Photo Awards, with Guest Juror Alexa Dilworth, CDS’s Publishing and Awards Director: May 15 Deadline, Apply Now

Announcing the 2012 Daylight Photo Awards, with Guest Juror Alexa Dilworth, CDS's Publishing and Awards Director: May 15 Deadline, Apply Now

Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s Daylight Photo Awards, with an application deadline of May 15, 2012. Alexa Dilworth, CDS’s Director of Publishing and Awards, will be a guest juror for the international competition, with Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff of Daylight Magazine, David Bram of Fraction Magazine, James Estrin of the New York […]


Listen Up: CDS Audio Pieces Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2011

Two CDS-related audio programs—“Travels with Mike” and a Reality Radio event—were among the top ten most licensed pieces in 2011 from Public Radio Exchange (PRX), the award-winning media company that serves as public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. The two broadcasts were on the Most Licensed Pieces list in the annual PRX Zeitfunk Awards, which recognizes standout producers […]


CDS Publishing and Awards Director to Review Photo Portfolios at Review Santa Fe 2012: January 30 Deadline, Apply Now

CDS Publishing and Awards Director to Review Photo Portfolios at Review Santa Fe 2012: January 30 Deadline, Apply Now

Alexa Dilworth, CDS’s Director of Publishing and Awards, will participate in Review Santa Fe, the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Up to a hundred photographers are selected to meet with some of today’s most relevant and esteemed curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others interested in new work. Dilworth will review portfolios with […]


CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

This is the second year we have offered the opportunity to intern at the Center for Documentary Studies to recent college graduates. CDS interns gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, publishing, and producing a range of materials related to the documentary arts. Whitney Baker is a writer, programmer, and […]


John Biewen to Give Keynote Presentation at Harrisburg Book Festival November 12

John Biewen to Give Keynote Presentation at Harrisburg Book Festival November 12

John Biewen, a radio producer and audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies, and Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries, will give the keynote presentation at the second annual Harrisburg Book Festival in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on November 12. During the multimedia event, they will share their own stories and lead an interactive discussion […]


Announcing the Winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established. 2011 Guest Jurors: Anthony Bannon, director, George Eastman House; Darren Ching, owner, Klompching Gallery, and […]


FotoFest 2012 Biennial Photography Festival and Portfolio Review

FotoFest 2012 Biennial Photography Festival and Portfolio Review

CDS Books Publishing Director and Editor Alexa Dilworth will be a reviewer at the FotoFest 2012 Biennial. The FotoFest Biennial is the United States’ largest and longest-running international photography festival, and one of the oldest international showcases for photography in the world today. The 2012 Biennial will take place March 16–April 29, 2012, in Houston, […]


PhotoNOLA’s Focus on Publishing Symposium on Photography Books

PhotoNOLA's Focus on Publishing Symposium on Photography Books

Part of PhotoNOLA, an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, the Focus on Publishing symposium will include diverse voices, from artists to publishers, covering topics related to the art and business of photography book publishing. Friday, December 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. International House Hotel Conference Facility, 220 Camp Street, New Orleans Presented […]


Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the Winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Announcing the winners of the 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards: PROJECT PRIZE First Prize Winner Nandita Raman Juror Picks Rachel Barrett (Hank Willis Thomas) Priya Kambli (Vince Aletti) Jan Lieske (Jamie Wellford) Nandita Raman (Julie Saul) Daniel Stier (Darius Himes and Alec Soth) Honorable Mentions Susan Bank Matt Eich Jason Florio Eamon Mac Mahon Michael Marten […]


Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio Book Launch at Third Coast Filmless Festival In March, the Third Coast Filmless Festival’s “Words on Sound” book launch event to celebrate the publication of Reality Radio was part of a full day of listening to sound-rich audio features made by some of the most influential producers working today. Held at Chicago’s Museum […]


Just Published: Reality Radio

Just Published: Reality Radio

The Reality Radio website features links to all of the audio/radio pieces referenced in the book, as well as links to dozens of audio resources. Reality Radio celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In […]


“Reality Radio” Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

"Reality Radio" Launches at the Third Coast Filmless Festival

Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound by John Biewen, editor / Alexa Dilworth, coeditor Published by the University of North Carolina Press and CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies Launch Event Saturday, March 6, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Words on Sound: Book Launch and Signing With contributors Ira Glass, the Kitchen Sisters, and […]