Posts Tagged ‘Archive of Documentary Arts’

“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 […]


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 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award Winners

2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award Winners

Congratulations are in order for the winners of the Archive of Documentary Arts’ ADA Collection Awards. The ADA Collection Awards were established to diversify the ADA’s collection in order to better reflect the multitude of viewpoints and communities from which work is being made in the documentary arts today and will be offered annually. The following […]


“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 […]


Enjoy Prizewinning “Aunties,” On View at the Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Enjoy Prizewinning "Aunties," On View at the Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Through February 28, 2016: An exhibition of Nadia Sablin’s photographs, Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila, is on view at the Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery, Duke University. A book of the same name was published in November 2015 by Duke University Press and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. In 2014, Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned […]


Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series “Aunties”

Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series "Aunties"

Freelance photographer Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Aunties. The images document, as Sablin writes, “the lives of my aunts who live in Northwest Russia. Alevtina and Ludmila are in their seventies but carry on the traditional Russian […]


November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, “Heart Like A Levee”

November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, "Heart Like A Levee"

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972. The Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics invites you to join in a musical and photographic lunchtime conversation.  M.C. Taylor, leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jim Findlay, stage director and designer, will be joined by photographer and […]


Closing Reception, August 21: “Phone Home Durham” Exhibit

Closing Reception, August 21: "Phone Home Durham" Exhibit

“Through this performance, the digital converts to the material—from an image living in the world of the virtual to being something that can hang on a wall, rest in a box, live as a print and become historical record.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly,  Power Plant Gallery public programs director The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the […]


Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

Abbie Gascho Landis Awarded 2015 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Writing

By now I have become a freshwater mussel groupie. I fawn over photographs. . . . I stalk them from a distance, writing their names in my notebooks: fatmucket, pistolgrip, heelsplitter, shinyrayed pocketbook, spectaclecase, pigtoe, snufflebox. I pore over their bios. Posters of mussels hang in our bedroom. —Abbie Gascho Landis, from her prizewinning essay […]


Curator’s Talk, May 11: “Binnegoed: Coloured & South African Photography”

Curator's Talk, May 11: "Binnegoed: Coloured & South African Photography"

Binnegoed: Coloured & South African Photography—a curated exhibition exploring racial ambiguities under South African Apartheid—will be on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through July 29. A reception and curator’s talk will be held on Monday, May 11. Through the work of sixteen photographers who lived and worked during this period of legalized racial segregation, Binnegoed reflects on the South Africa’s history […]


Submissions Deadline Extended to May 18 for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

Submissions Deadline Extended to May 18 for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies. The $10,000 prize is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Lange and writer and social scientist Taylor, and supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—whose existing, extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of words and images. […]


January 27: Photobook Club Discussion of Helen Levitt’s “A Way of Seeing”

January 27: Photobook Club Discussion of Helen Levitt's "A Way of Seeing"

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to host a new book discussion group organized by Duke Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) curator Lisa McCarty (MFA|EDA ’13; 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern). At the ADA Photobook Club’s second meeting, the group will focus on Helen Levitt’s iconic A Way of Seeing, which captured life in the […]


October 30: Opening for “City Under One Roof,” Jen Kinney’s Lange-Taylor Prizewinning Project

October 30: Opening for "City Under One Roof," Jen Kinney's Lange-Taylor Prizewinning Project

“The City of Whittier is a world entire. The great myth of Alaska—harsh but rewarding, distant, lawless, primal, pristine—is alive here in funhouse distortion. The town occupies a crescent moon of shoreline, ringed in mountains and bordered by the sea.” —Jen Kinney, from City Under One Roof On October 30, the Center for Documentary Studies will host […]


October 14: First Meeting of the Archive of Documentary Arts Photobook Club

October 14: First Meeting of the Archive of Documentary Arts Photobook Club

The Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University has established a photobook club to explore and appreciate photography books found in the school’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. At the inaugural meeting on October 14, the group will discuss Robert Frank’s iconic photobook The Americans. Three copies of The Americans will be on reserve for public viewing at the Rubenstein Library […]


Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Submissions for the seventh CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will now be accepted through September 22, 2014, a one-week extension.* The prestigious biennial prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is this […]


Accepting Submissions for the 2014 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Accepting Submissions for the 2014 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

“Picture books, books of photographs, are not being lost to the digital revolution; if anything they have become only more meaningful, more treasured.” —Sandra S. Phillips, 2014 First Book Prize judge. The Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the seventh biennial First Book Prize in Photography competition on […]


Closing Event for “On Fire,” with First Book Prize in Photography Alum Larry Schwarm

On May 22, inaugural  CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Larry Schwarm will give a public talk at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill to mark the closing of On Fire, an exhibit co-curated by the Wilson Library’s Public Art Committee and Ann Stewart Fine Art of Chapel Hill. In 2002, Robert Adams, the inaugural First Book Prize judge, chose Schwarm for the […]


Words + Images: Deadline for Lange-Taylor Prize Extended to May 14

The Lange-Taylor Prize, re-launched in 2013 by the Center for Documentary Studies, supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 14, […]


Events with Photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen

Events with Photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen

Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts has partnered with the Center for Documentary Studies, Daylight Books, the Sallie Bingham Center, and SPECTRE Arts to bring documentary photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen to Durham for a series of talks, presentations, and conversations, April 23–25 (see below), culminating with a book signing and exhibition of […]


“One Place” Exhibit Opens at the Crealdé School of Art

An exhibit of photographs from the book One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia will be on view at the Crealdé School of Art  in Winter Park, Florida, through June 29, 2014. At an opening event on April 4, editor Tom Rankin will give a talk and sign copies […]


From the Archive: Remembering Frank Espada

From the Archive: Remembering Frank Espada

This post is part of a series that takes a closer look at specific holdings of the Archive of Documentary Arts, which is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Archive houses photography and moving image materials related to human rights, social change, occupational culture, migration, race and ethnicity, gender, the […]


From the Archive: The Negatives of Hugh Mangum

From the Archive: The Negatives of Hugh Mangum

This post is the first in a new series that takes a closer look at specific holdings of the Archive of Documentary Arts, which is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The archive works closely with the Center for Documentary Studies and has been collecting work generated by CDS for almost […]


“Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”: Exhibit and Book Features Gerard H. Gaskin’s Prizewinning Images

"Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene": Exhibit and Book Features Gerard H. Gaskin's Prizewinning Images

“Legendary allows us to bear witness to a group of people who are courageous enough to create their safe space. . . . In search of beauty, Gaskin’s photographs open our eyes to an extraordinary community of artists who are performing beauty.”—Deborah Willis, judge for the 2012 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography In 2012, […]


Last Chance to See “One Place” Locally: Exhibit Closes October 5

Last Chance to See "One Place" Locally: Exhibit Closes October 5

One Place, our exhibit of black-and-white photographs by self-taught artist Paul Kwilecki, is closing on October 5, 2013, after an extended run. The exhibit will be traveling next to the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, and to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans.  One Place: Paul Kwilecki […]