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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Sims’

CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

Working in collaboration with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) and other farmworker organizations nationwide, ten undergraduate students at CDS have created a series of short videos to be used as part of the media campaign for the 14th annual National Farmworker Awareness Week, to be held March 24-31, 2013. The students are enrolled in DOCST 332S “Farmworkers […]


Photographs by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims Featured in “Guantanamo Public Memory Project” Exhibit Traveling to Ten Venues Nationwide

Photographs by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims Featured in "Guantanamo Public Memory Project" Exhibit Traveling to Ten Venues Nationwide

A new exhibition reveals the history of a place both infamous and unknown to most Americans: the United States naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Opening last December at New York University, and now traveling to ten sites across the country through 2014, the first exhibit by the Guantánamo Public Memory Project explores GTMO’s history, […]


Exhibitions at Meredith College and SUNY-Geneseo Feature Photographs by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

Exhibitions at Meredith College and SUNY-Geneseo Feature Photographs by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

Center for Documentary Studies instructor Christopher Sims has been invited to show work in two photography exhibitions that open in late January 2013: Connections: Artists Invited by Meredith College Art Faculty Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina January 24–March 31, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 4–6 […]


IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

IN FOCUS: Two-Month-Long Photography Festival in Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Frank Gallery invites the public to enjoy a celebration of all things photography during the months of September and October—the IN FOCUS festival will feature exhibits, panel discussions, lectures, an outdoor public slideshow, a photo scavenger hunt, and more. Several Center for Documentary Studies instructors will be participating: Wednesday, September 5: A reception for Beijing Impressions, […]


NPR Highlights Photographs from Guantanamo Bay by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

NPR Highlights Photographs from Guantanamo Bay by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

NPR’s popular photography blog, “The Picture Show,” recently featured five photographers included in the Oxford American magazine’s “Visual South Issue,” which identified the “most talented and thrilling up-and-coming artists in the South.” The first installment of NPR’s series, “Unseen Scenes of Guantanamo,” focused on Center for Documentary Studies instructor Christopher Sims’s photography project at the remote […]


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 […]


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 […]


In Review: War—Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins, and Christopher Sims

In Review: War—Ed Grazda, Louie Palu, Lucian Perkins, and Christopher Sims

Panel Discussion: September 23, 6 p.m. Southeast Museum of Photography 120 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida Join photographers Louie Palu, Ed Grazda, Khalid Hadi, and Christopher Sims of the Center for Documentary Studies for a conversation about their responses to the global forces at play in the long aftermath of the events of […]


Nine Visions: Photography with Southern Vision

Nine Visions: Photography with Southern Vision

    September 16–November 13, 2011 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Curated by Glenn Scarboro, president of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nine Visions includes the work of nine photographers who have Southern roots or ties. Four of […]


Christopher Sims: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Christopher Sims: Work by Fall 2011 Continuing Education Instructor

Christopher Sims will be teaching Publishing and Promoting Your Doc on the Web in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site. Christopher Sims has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke […]


CDS Instructor Christopher Sims Receives the 2010 Baum Award for Emerging Photographers

CDS Instructor Christopher Sims Receives the 2010 Baum Award for Emerging Photographers

In 2010 Christopher Sims, CDS undergraduate photography instructor and web content manager, was named a recipient of the prestigious Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. He has an undergraduate degree in history from Duke University, a master’s degree in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.F.A. in studio […]


“Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin” Exhibition Highlights Duke Undergraduate Documentary Photography

"Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin" Exhibition Highlights Duke Undergraduate Documentary Photography

A new exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin, highlights student coursework from Duke undergraduates who spent the past summer living and learning in Berlin, Germany. Duke’s summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. During […]


CDS Intern Kendra McNair-Worley Visits a Virtual Model of CDS

CDS Intern Kendra McNair-Worley Visits a Virtual Model of CDS

a dive into virtual reality While working as an intern at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) this summer, I was offered the opportunity to visit the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment, also known as the DiVE. Created in November 2005, it is currently located at the Pratt School of Engineering on the campus of Duke […]


Guantánamo Work by CDS Undergraduate Director Christopher Sims Travels to Brown University, University of Rhode Island

Guantánamo Work by CDS Undergraduate Director Christopher Sims Travels to Brown University, University of Rhode Island

Two photography exhibitions about the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, open this week at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, under the auspices of the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. As part of its tour of seventeen venues, the first exhibition curated by the Guantánamo […]