Posts Tagged ‘Center for the Study of the American South’

March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

Notable recent news and upcoming events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education faculty includes: + Mike Wiley’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, originally produced by CDS and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC–Chapel Hill, had its professional debut in 2011 at UNC’s Playmakers Repertory under then-director Joseph […]


March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

Join the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South for a launch event at the Power Plant Gallery on Friday, March 4. The event will celebrate the publication of the Spring 2016 Southern Cultures, a special documentary arts issue of CSAS’s quarterly publication guest edited by Duke University’s MFA|EDA director and former […]


Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Panel Discussion and Film Screening Examine Race Relations in the South Through Documentary Arts

Along with UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South, the UNC Southern Oral History Program and the Southern Documentary Fund, two events this month will examine race relations in the South through the lens of documentary arts and the voices of southern filmmakers and scholars. From George Wallace to New Orleans After Katrina: Southern Race […]


Upcoming Slideshows/Book Signings with “One Place” Editor Tom Rankin

Upcoming Slideshows/Book Signings with "One Place" Editor Tom Rankin

Tom Rankin, editor of the acclaimed One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, will be speaking about the book at two upcoming events in the Triangle area. One Place was published in April by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press as part of […]


Closing Reception for “In This Timeless Time,” and Author Presentation, at UNC–Chapel Hill, November 28 & 29

Closing Reception for "In This Timeless Time," and Author Presentation, at UNC–Chapel Hill, November 28 & 29

On September 1, 2012, through the fall semester, an exhibit featuring photographs from In This Timeless Time: Living & Dying on Death Row in America, an award-winning book by Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian published by the Center for Documentary Studies and UNC Press, will be on view at UNC–Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study […]


Christopher Sims, Recently Recognized as a Top Southern Artist, Will Teach Advanced Documentary Photography Class at CDS

Christopher Sims, Recently Recognized as a Top Southern Artist, Will Teach Advanced Documentary Photography Class at CDS

“We wanted to discover the most talented and thrilling up-and-coming artists in the South. So we enlisted a range of Southern experts (gallery owners, curators, critics, artists) to help us find them.” So said the Oxford American last week, in announcing the award-winning quarterly’s list of “The New Superstars of Southern Art.” CDS instructor Christopher Sims was recognized for […]


“The Loving Story”: Symposium Will Follow Screening of Acclaimed Documentary on Civil Rights Case, March 1–2, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nancy Buirski, founder of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, made her directorial debut with The Loving Story, which premiered last year at Full Frame and went on to be short-listed this year for an Academy Award for best documentary. A screening on March 1 will be followed by a panel discussion, and on March 2, a symposium, which […]