Posts Tagged ‘Lisa McCarty’

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 […]


Local Artists Featured in “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American’s Photography Series

Local Artists Featured in "Eyes on the South," the Oxford American's Photography Series

For two weeks this month, Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) publishing and awards director Alexa Dilworth was guest curator for “Eyes on the South,” the Oxford American‘s weekly online photography series featuring current work from Southern artists or artists whose work concerns the South. She chose work by Lisa McCarty from Lumen, McCarty’s “ongoing experiment” involving handmade large-format cameras, and work by Kate Medley from […]


February 3: Lisa McCarty Discusses “Transcendental Concord” at John Hope Franklin Center

February 3: Lisa McCarty Discusses "Transcendental Concord" at John Hope Franklin Center

The John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Duke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts invites you to a lunchtime artist’s talk event with Lisa McCarty as part of the Wednesdays at the John Hope Franklin Center series. McCarty is a photographer, filmmaker, curator, and archivist, and an alumni of the […]


September 29: Photobook Club Discussion of “The Sweet Flypaper of Life”

September 29: Photobook Club Discussion of “The Sweet Flypaper of Life”

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to host a book discussion group organized by Duke Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) curator Lisa McCarty (MFA|EDA ’13; 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern). At the ADA Photobook Club’s third meeting, the group will focus on The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes. Tuesday, September 29, […]


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. […]


January 27: Photobook Club Discussion of Helen Levitt’s “A Way of Seeing”

January 27: Photobook Club Discussion of Helen Levitt's "A Way of Seeing"

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to host a new book discussion group organized by Duke Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) curator Lisa McCarty (MFA|EDA ’13; 2013–14 CDS exhibitions intern). At the ADA Photobook Club’s second meeting, the group will focus on Helen Levitt’s iconic A Way of Seeing, which captured life in the […]


“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 […]


Now Online: “Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of Living and Dying”

Now Online: "Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of Living and Dying"

Walden Pond, a Muslim poet, a birth in Mali, a talkative stranger, songs of Sudan, queens, karaoke, and butchers . . . it’s all there in the second issue of Vanishing Point. The digital documentary magazine is produced by Duke University students in a Documentary Publishing course taught by Center for Documentary Studies writer-in-residence Duncan Murrell. […]


FOTOFLIC Event in Downtown Durham: Local Photographers Respond to “Tiksi,” November 21

FOTOFLIC Event in Downtown Durham: Local Photographers Respond to "Tiksi," November 21

IndyWeek art critic Chris Vitiello has organized FOTOFLIC, an event at the Carrack gallery in downtown Durham inspired by the photography of Evgenia Arbugaeva, whose acclaimed Tiksi series (click link for slideshow) is on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through January 11, 2014. Given less than a week, local photographers were challenged to create a portfolio […]


MFA Student, Alumni, and Faculty Films in the New York Film Festival’s “Views from the Avant-Garde”

MFA Student, Alumni, and Faculty Films in the New York Film Festival's "Views from the Avant-Garde"

Work by Duke MFA in Experimental and Documentary Art alums Marika Borgeson (’13), Lisa McCarty (’13, and 2013-14 CDS Exhibitions Intern), and Talena Sanders (’13), and by current student Erin Espelie (’14), was selected for the 51st New York Film Festival and is screening as part of the Views from the Avant-Garde section, an annual celebration of the best and boldest experimental film […]


Limited Seating for “Inspired by the Lens” Photography Panel, Register Now

Limited Seating for "Inspired by the Lens" Photography Panel, Register Now

Photography bonanza: Inspired by the Lens is a wonderful (and free) lineup of exhibits, workshops, and artist talks that showcase the work of artists, educators, and photographers who use the lens as a stimulus for creating meaningful imagery in their professional practices. Click here to view an online brochure for event listings in September and October. The program was created by […]


MFA Thesis Exhibition Events Continue at Venues in Durham

MFA Thesis Exhibition Events Continue at Venues in Durham

Less than two years ago, Duke University welcomed fifteen students into the newly launched MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. Works by the graduating Class of 2013—ranging from installation and performance to film and photography—are featured in the MFA’s inaugural thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2013. The series of screenings, openings, and presentations that comprise the […]


MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013; Deadline January 31, 2013

MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program Accepting Applications for Fall 2013; Deadline January 31, 2013

Duke University welcomes applications for fall 2013 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program. A unique initiative, the program couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a rigorous two-year program. Guided by first-year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students explore a curriculum that blends studio […]


Exhibit Opening: “Preoccupations” Presents the Work of Duke MFA Students

Exhibit Opening: "Preoccupations" Presents the Work of Duke MFA Students

  A preoccupation; an absorption, engrossment, something that holds the attention. Preoccupations, a public exhibition of works by members of the inaugural class of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFAEDA), will open on the Duke campus on April 19; the works represent the students’ preoccupations and the preoccupations of those around them. The […]


Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Save the Date: Showings of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, December 13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]


Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media—in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires […]