Posts Tagged ‘David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library’

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 […]


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 5: Duke Visiting Artist Nate Larson to Speak at CDS

November 5: Duke Visiting Artist Nate Larson to Speak at CDS

This fall, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library will welcome Nate Larson—a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video—as the second Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist. The program allows an artist to study and engage with archival, manuscript, and other special collections in support of developing a new body of creative […]


Steve Roden in Residence as Duke University’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist

Steve Roden in Residence as Duke University's Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist

This October, renowned multimedia artist Steve Roden (painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, sound installation, text, and performance pieces) will be at Duke University as the inaugural Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist, a new program of the university’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library that allows an artist to study and engage with archival, manuscript, and other special collections in […]


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 […]


“An Everyday Affair” Exhibit of Vintage Kodak Ads and Cameras Closes September 13

"An Everyday Affair" Exhibit of Vintage Kodak Ads and Cameras Closes September 13

“The idea gradually dawned on me that what we were doing was not merely making dry plates, but that we were starting out to make photography an everyday affair.” —George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company An exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies surveys 101 years of Eastman Kodak ads to examine the ideology of simplicity […]


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, […]


“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 […]


Opening: “Soul and Service” Celebrates the Rich History of the NC Mutual Life Insurance Company

Opening: "Soul and Service" Celebrates the Rich History of the NC Mutual Life Insurance Company

An eight-panel exhibition installed on the Center for Documentary Studies‘ porches celebrates the rich history of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Described by its founders as “The Company with a Soul and a Service,” Mutual opened its doors for business in 1898, making it the nation’s oldest and largest insurance company with roots in […]


Closing Event for “Silver Rails” at Through This Lens Gallery, Sunday, September 15

Closing Event for "Silver Rails" at Through This Lens Gallery, Sunday, September 15

Silver Rails, an exhibit by photographer Jesse Andrews, will be on view through September 15 at Through This Lens gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Andrews will be giving an artist’s talk that day, with remarks by Tom Rankin, director of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program and former director of the Center for Documentary […]


“Street Exposure: The Photographs of Ronald Reis”—March 22 Reception for New Duke Libraries Exhibit

"Street Exposure: The Photographs of Ronald Reis"—March 22 Reception for New Duke Libraries Exhibit

Ronald Reis was born in New York City in 1935 and began taking photographs when he was twelve, focusing his lens on ordinary people and the routine tasks of the everyday. He kept at it through college at the University of Pennsylvania, inspired by documentary photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, and Louis Stettner. After graduating […]


Curator Sarah Stacke on the Work of Durham Photographer Hugh Mangum, Thursday, October 4

Curator Sarah Stacke on the Work of Durham Photographer Hugh Mangum, Thursday, October 4

Curator Sarah Stacke will give a talk at the Center for Documentary Studies about her work on the current CDS exhibit Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, which features work by the turn-of-the-century portrait photographer; the exhibit is on view through October 20. “I’ll be talking about my first encounter with the Mangum […]


Duke Visiting Artist Rob Amberg Presents His Work, Offers Free Doc Photography Workshops

Duke Visiting Artist Rob Amberg Presents His Work, Offers Free Doc Photography Workshops

Documentary photographer Rob Amberg will begin his residency as a 2012–2013 Duke University Visiting Artist with a presentation on his decades of living and working in Madison County, North Carolina, where he has chronicled the lives and stories of people in isolated mountain areas such as Sodom Laurel. His portraits of a changing culture reveal […]


Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Three new exhibitions at Duke University Libraries explore the human experience of farmworkers and the history of a nonprofit organization,  Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), dedicated to improving their lives; the exhibits will be on view through December 9, 2012.  An opening reception will feature Latin American food and speakers reflecting on SAF’s evolution and the transformative power of […]


Watch: Curator Sarah Stacke Discusses Turn-of-the-Last-Century Images from a North Carolina Portrait Photographer

Watch: Curator Sarah Stacke Discusses Turn-of-the-Last-Century Images from a North Carolina Portrait Photographer

Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, which features a selection of portraits from the Hugh Mangum Collection housed at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, will close October 20. Don’t miss your chance to see these beautiful portraits. Keep All You Wish: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum April 30–October […]


Duke Acquires New Day Films Collection; Groundbreaking Work Will Screen at Full Frame

Duke Acquires New Day Films Collection; Groundbreaking Work Will Screen at Full Frame

In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of New Day Films and the acquisition of the New Day Films Collection by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will screen the first films produced by New Day on Friday, April 13. Anything You Want to Be, Betty Tells Her Story, Growing Up […]


Visiting Photographer Gary Monroe Presents a Retrospective of His Work, Monday, February 20

Visiting Photographer Gary Monroe Presents a Retrospective of His Work, Monday, February 20

Gary Monroe will present a retrospective of his work and talk about his life as a photographer at this upcoming event on the Duke University campus.  Among the generation of young men and women influenced by Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand, Monroe’s work includes long-term, continuous documentation of people and places as well as “decisive moment” […]