Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Sims’

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 […]


Duke Undergrads Exhibit Documentary Photographs in Berlin

Duke Undergrads Exhibit Documentary Photographs in Berlin

In late June, during the final week of the Duke-in-Berlin summer program, students, faculty, and local Berliners spilled out onto the sidewalk outside of the gallery tête, an innovative art space in the Prenzlauer Berg district of the city. Inside, a pop-up exhibition by eight undergraduates in a documentary photography course featured prints of their […]


CDS Announces 2016 Undergraduate Summer School Classes

CDS Announces 2016 Undergraduate Summer School Classes

The Center for Documentary Studies is sponsoring four summer school classes for Duke University undergraduates, see below, in addition to a number of other summer courses cross-listed with Documentary Studies (DOCST). (The classes are also open to high school students and visiting undergrads.) Click here for more information on how to register. Scroll down for […]


CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims Featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair

CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims Featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Arts at Duke University, is currently being featured at the SCOPE Miami Art Fair in Miami, Florida. Clark Gallery is exhibiting eight large-scale photographs from Sims’s project “The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan,” which recently received the Arte […]


CDS Undergraduate Education Director to Give Talk at Studio-X in Istanbul, Turkey

CDS Undergraduate Education Director to Give Talk at Studio-X in Istanbul, Turkey

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will give an artist’s talk in Turkey on December 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “The Built Environments of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the ‘Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan’,” will be hosted by Studio-X. The talk […]


September 30: Christopher Sims Presents Photographs, Artist’s Talk at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 30: Christopher Sims Presents Photographs, Artist's Talk at UNC-Chapel Hill

Two exhibits by CDS director of undergraduate education, photographer Christopher Sims, will be on view on UNC–Chapel Hill’s campus from September 30, 2015, into early 2016. A reception and artist’s talk will be held on the opening evening, celebrating the dual exhibitions. Guantánamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta Reception and Artist’s Talk Wednesday, September 30, […]


Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Photographs by CDS Faculty On View at UNC–Chapel Hill

Two upcoming events on the UNC–Chapel Hill campus, free and open to the public, will feature work by CDS faculty members Charlie Thompson and Christopher Sims, respectively: Rostros del Tiempo: Faces of Time Reception with Live Music Thursday, September 10, 5:30 p.m. UNC–Chapel Hill, Center for the Study of the American South 410 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, […]


CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims to Give Talk at Reykjavik Museum of Photography

CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims to Give Talk at Reykjavik Museum of Photography

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will give an artist’s talk in Iceland on Monday, June 15 at 5 p.m. The lecture, “Photographing Guantanamo Bay and the Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan,” will be hosted by the Reykjavik Museum of Photography and is being organized by […]


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 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was the 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 […]


Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will receive the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art, one of Italy’s most prestigious photography awards. The prize includes an exhibition in Venice as well as a cash award of €7,000. Over three thousand people gathered recently in the […]


Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Enjoy these videos describing three new Fall 2015 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by Archive of Documentary Art Curator Lisa McCarty, professor of cultural anthropology and documentarian Charles Thompson, and CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. […]


CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to launch a new initiative for Duke University undergraduates in Spring 2015, when the first Research in Practice Program (RIPP) Fellowships in the Documentary Arts will be awarded. The Fellows will complete and present for the public at the end of the semester a CDS faculty-advised documentary project […]


CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on “Remixing Folklore” and “Field Recordings” Class Websites

CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on "Remixing Folklore" and "Field Recordings" Class Websites

CDS presents two new websites—Remixing Folklore and Field Recordings —where you can browse two semesters’ worth of undergraduate student work in the form of videos, audio slideshows, Zeegas, photography, and more. The work was produced as a part of two Multimedia Documentary courses taught by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims, in which students learned techniques of multimedia documentary production […]


Exhibits by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims Open in Three Venues Across the South

Exhibits by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims Open in Three Venues Across the South

Center for Documentary Studies Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims has been invited to show work in three photography exhibitions this spring: Christopher Sims: Theater of War Alexandria Museum of Art 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana April 3–May 24, 2014 With roundtable discussion April 3 with curator Charles Chamberlain on “Blue, Gray, and Black: A Legacy of […]


Student-Produced Video Will Screen at the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival

Student-Produced Video Will Screen at the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival

On April 10, the documentary short “Lakota John: the Next Generation,” produced by Center for Documentary Studies undergraduates Stephanie Chen, Emily Mendenhall, and Nikki Whang in a spring 2013 course, will be screened at the 2014 Lumbee River Independent Film Festival. The students were introduced to John Lakota Locklear, a 17-year-old Native American blues artist, […]


Guantanamo Exhibit at International Civil Rights Center and Museum Features Photographs by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims

Guantanamo Exhibit at International Civil Rights Center and Museum Features Photographs by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims

As part of its tour of twelve venues, the first exhibition curated by the Guantánamo Public Memory Project will be opening in North Carolina on December 12 at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro. The exhibition and accompanying website feature photographs by Center for Documentary Studies Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims, who traveled to the naval […]


Exhibits, Essays, Interviews: Work by CDS Faculty & Staff

Exhibits, Essays, Interviews: Work by CDS Faculty & Staff

Notable recent news by Center for Documentary Studies faculty and staff includes: Dress Rehearsal, a solo exhibit of photographs by undergrad instructor Christopher Sims, opened at the Sumter County Gallery of Art in South Carolina. The show, which will be up through January 3, features images from Theater of War: The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan, Sims’s series […]


“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 […]


CDS Instructors Sims and Rue Help Create “Inspired by Nature,” a Video Project Featured in the iPad Issue of “National Geographic Kids”

CDS Instructors Sims and Rue Help Create "Inspired by Nature," a Video Project Featured in the iPad Issue of "National Geographic Kids"

Christopher Sims and Elena Rue, both instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies, were commissioned by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to collect audio and video material for a collaborative storytelling project that aimed to capture stories about our connection with nature, and how we are inspired and transformed by this connection. The first short […]


Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) was honored this spring by Duke University’s Service-Learning Program with a Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award, in recognition of SAF’s long commitment to supporting undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. SAF was nominated for the Alden Award by Charlie Thompson, director of undergraduate education at CDS, and Christopher […]


CDS Undergraduate Instructor Christopher Sims Photographs Debate about Creationism in Kentucky for the “Financial Times Sunday Magazine”

CDS Undergraduate Instructor Christopher Sims Photographs Debate about Creationism in Kentucky for the "Financial Times Sunday Magazine"

CDS undergraduate instructor Christopher Sims was commissioned by the Financial Times Sunday Magazine this spring to create a series of photographs on the debate about creationism in Kentucky. The feature article by staff writer Barney Jopson, as well as an extended slideshow of Sims’s photographs, are now available online on the website of the Financial Times. […]


Student-Produced Music Videos Spotlight Local Blues Artists

Student-Produced Music Videos Spotlight Local Blues Artists

The Music Maker Relief Foundation is a unique nonprofit organization in Hillsborough, North Carolina, “dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of the Blues gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs,” and to keeping the conversation about these artists alive. Check out Music Maker’s blog for a video series on local artists intended to […]


CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs

CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President's Council on Black Affairs

Center for Documentary Studies student Tabria Williford was one of five Duke undergraduates recently selected to present her research work to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs during their spring 2013 semester meeting. Williford’s documentary project, “Durham Food Bank and Urban Ministries: Documentary Photographs, 2011–2012” was drawn from fieldwork she completed during her first two […]