Posts Tagged ‘Julia Harper Day Award’

Christopher White Wins 2017 Julia Harper Day Award from CDS

Christopher White Wins 2017 Julia Harper Day Award from CDS

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was 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 to CDS programs. This year’s Julia […]


2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was 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 to CDS programs. This year’s Julia […]


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 […]


Rebekah Fergusson’s ‘”Pro Voice Project” Illuminates the Human Stories in a Black-and-White Debate

Rebekah Fergusson's '"Pro Voice Project" Illuminates the Human Stories in a Black-and-White Debate

“This film isn’t just about abortion; it’s about universal themes of stigma, grief, an imperfect decision, and our most basic desire to understand our experiences through storytelling,” says filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson in describing her work-in-progress feature documentary, The Pro Voice Project. The film will be told from the perspective of five women traveling across the country […]


2013 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Hannah Scott

2013 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Hannah Scott

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


Filmmaker’s Pick: Sit Back, Relax, and Prepare to be Spellbound by “Samsara”

Filmmaker's Pick: Sit Back, Relax, and Prepare to be Spellbound by "Samsara"

On occasion, documentary filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson will be sharing film picks as well as notes from the field on CDS Porch. First up, her thoughts on Samsara, groundbreaking Bay Area–based filmmaker Ron Fricke’s newest work. Rebekah is a 2007 graduate of Duke and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), where she received both a Certificate in […]


Don’t Miss the Mixtape Readings: Tuesday, July 24

Don't Miss the Mixtape Readings: Tuesday, July 24

This event at the Durham, North Carolina, club Casbah promises an evening of eclectic delights and surprises from writers Brian Howe and Fred Moten, filmmaker Sarah Goetz (past winner of the Center for Documentary Studies Julia Harper Day Award), and photographer MJ Sharp.  Selections from personal desert island bookshelves will be read, an abstract film will be […]


2012 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Logan Hasson

2012 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Logan Hasson

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


2011 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Sarah Goetz

2011 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Sarah Goetz

The Julia Harper Day Award was created in 1992 by the Center for Documentary Studies in memory of the young woman who was the Center’s first staff member and who, herself, was a photographer and writer of real accomplishment. This award of $500 recognizes a graduating Duke senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies […]


2010 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Kevin Tolson

2010 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Kevin Tolson

The Julia Harper Day Award was created in 1992 by the Center for Documentary Studies in memory of the young woman who was the Center’s first staff member and who, herself, was a photographer and writer of significant accomplishment. This award of $500 recognizes a graduating Duke senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies […]