Posts Tagged ‘“Life” Magazine’

CDS Exhibit Features Gordon Parks’s Segregation Series, “The Restraints: Open and Hidden”

CDS Exhibit Features Gordon Parks's Segregation Series, "The Restraints: Open and Hidden"

The Restraints: Open and Hidden is an exhibition of work by iconic photographer Gordon Parks—a color photo essay of the same name that appeared in Life magazine in 1956. The piece sought to show the magazine’s (largely white) audience that black people, even those living under segregation, lived full, rich, ordinary lives. The Restraints will be on view […]


Duke MFA Visiting Artist Presentation by Photographer Jim Dow, Wednesday, March 21

Photographer Jim Dow will return to the Duke campus this week as a Visiting Artist in Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. He will present a slideshow and lecture, “Walker Evans as a Post-Modern Construction,” in the course Innovation and Tradition in the Documentary Arts; the event is free and open to the […]


Second Printing of Photographer Jim Dow’s “American Studies” Now Available, Plus Podcast of His Talk at CDS

Jim Dow visited CDS recently to give a talk and sign copies of the few remaining first edition copies of American Studies, which was published earlier this year by powerHouse Books and CDS Books of the Center for Documentary Studies. The second edition was published in November. Here, Dow talks about the road he followed […]