Posts Tagged ‘MFAEDA’

MFA|EDA Grad Alina Taalman Wins Inaugural $10,000 Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship

MFA|EDA Grad Alina Taalman Wins Inaugural $10,000 Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship

The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship, made possible through a partnership between Cassilhaus, the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, was created with the idea that travel can be transformative in the life of an emerging artist. The biennial $10,000 fellowship, funded by Ellen […]


“Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait” Photography Exhibit

"Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait" Photography Exhibit

A documentary photography project on housing and living conditions in the state—Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait—features the 1971–72 work of acclaimed documentary photographer Alex Harris, a Duke professor and cofounder of the school’s Center for Documentary Studies, and contemporary work by three of his former students, all graduates of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program: Rachel Boillot, Jennifer […]


“MFA|EDA 2016”: Thesis Exhibition and Events at Multiple Duke and Durham Venues

"MFA|EDA 2016": Thesis Exhibition and Events at Multiple Duke and Durham Venues

This spring, Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts celebrates the successes of the Class of 2016 in MFA|EDA 2016, the program’s annual monthlong thesis exhibition at sites across Duke’s campus and downtown Durham. Site-specific projects by sixteen MFA|EDA graduating students include presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, print-making, interactive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia. Check […]


May 14 & 15: Commencement Events for the MFA|EDA Class of 2016

May 14 & 15: Commencement Events for the MFA|EDA Class of 2016

Congratulations to the MFA|EDA Class of 2016! During a two-day commencement celebration May 14–15, sixteen students will receive their MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts degrees from Duke University. An open studio event will be followed the next day by a special MFA|EDA Commencement and Diploma Distribution at the Nasher Museum of Art, which will feature Pulitzer […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2017 Launches “Influences” Blog

“In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end of the […]


Power Plant Gallery Summer Artist Residency

Power Plant Gallery Summer Artist Residency

In summer 2016, the Power Plant Gallery, a joint initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, will inaugurate a summer residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate, one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August, with full use of the 1,500-square-foot […]


December 8 and 9: MFA|EDA Works-In-Progress Presentations

December 8 and 9: MFA|EDA Works-In-Progress Presentations

Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the thirteen students from the class of 2017. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 8, and eight students will present on Wednesday, December 9; […]


December 4: Opening Event for “The Observer’s Frame,” a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

December 4: Opening Event for "The Observer's Frame," a Pop-Up Photo Exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery

This December, a selection of Duke University undergraduate, MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and Graduate in Liberal Studies students, as well as several UNC–Chapel Hill journalism students, will present photographs from the semester with a pop-up exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery. Following a kickoff event on December 4, The Observer’s Frame will continue a two-week run through December 18. The Observer’s […]


Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

Enjoy Online: Fall 2015 Issue of “Document”

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Fall 2015 issue include the One Person, One Vote Project, photographs the First Book Prize in Photography winner Nadia Sablin, the Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial exhibition, profiles of the incoming MFA […]


September 4: “Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places” at the NC Museum of History

September 4: "Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places" at the NC Museum of History

The Center for Documentary Studies is cosponsoring this discussion featuring five documentarians as they describe their journeys into places that were once filled with life but gradually became shadows and skeletons of that past vitality. Photographer Scott Garlock, whose exhibit Rural Revival inspired the event, will be joined by CDS and MFA|EDA instructor Alex Harris, MFA|EDA students Jon-Sesrie […]


September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi”

September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, "The Toughest Job: William Winter's Mississippi"

A cross-university event on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus features a film screening of The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi and conversation with the former Mississippi governor and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Work on Display in “evolutions | digressions,” May 7-15

MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Work on Display in "evolutions | digressions," May 7-15

Come catch a sneak peek into the work of ten first-year students in Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Class of 2016 in the pop-up exhibition evolutions | digressions at the Power Plant Gallery. The nine-day exhibition features a wide range of works that reflect the diversity of the program. Special and extended hours for the gallery during this time […]


MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]


March 20: MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Kicks Off at the Power Plant Gallery & Boiler Room

March 20: MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Kicks Off at the Power Plant Gallery & Boiler Room

This spring, Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts will celebrate the successes of the class of 2015 in MFA|EDA 2015, the program’s annual thesis exhibition on view from March 20–April 18. Following a kickoff event, the monthlong show continues at sites across Duke’s campus and downtown Durham. MFA|EDA 2015 Kickoff Event Friday, March 20, 5–8 […]


March 17: Jenny Scheinman Will Visit CDS to Discuss “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait”

March 17: Jenny Scheinman Will Visit CDS to Discuss "Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait"

Several upcoming events with acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman include a brown-bag lunch at the Center for Documentary Studies. Scheinman will be visiting Duke for the world premiere of Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait. Duke Performances commissioned Scheinman to create an original live score set to 70-year-old archival footage of life in the Piedmont taken by the […]


January 31: Application DL for Fall Admission to Duke’s MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program

January 31: Application DL for Fall Admission to Duke's MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts Program

Duke University welcomes applications for Fall 2015 to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program that seeks applicants from across the arts spectrum, whether based in traditional fine arts such as painting, sculpture, documentary arts, writing, photography, and film, or so-called experimental practice such as computational and new media, sound work, performance, […]


December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on […]


December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of “PhotoVision” at the Ackland Art Museum

December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of "PhotoVision" at the Ackland Art Museum

“The photographs in this exhibition are first and foremost presented as individual works of art, as each has its own aesthetic power. Whether beautiful, intriguing, or sublime, every photograph in PhotoVision is worthy of sustained attention.” -Peter Nisbet, interim director and chief curator of the Ackland Art Museum  The Ackland Art Museum at the neighboring University of North Carolina […]


“Divine” Exhibition at Durham County Library Through October 31

"Divine" Exhibition at Durham County Library Through October 31

Through the end of October, MFA|EDA student Roxanne Campbell will have work from her ongoing photography series, Divine, on view at the Durham County Library. A series documenting nine Black Greek fraternities and sororities throughout the Southeast, Divine focuses on the “connection between history and the ritualistic natures of these groups.” The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Power Plant […]


Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

Fall 2014 Issue of “Document” Now Available Online

The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produced by the Center for Documentary Studies. The current issue is now available online; scroll down to view. Highlights in the Fall 2014 issue include an interview with Lehman-Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams, a preview of the upcoming City Under One Roof exhibit featuring the work of 2013 Lange–Taylor Prizewinner […]


Call for Entries: “Picture Books,” a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books

Call for Entries: "Picture Books," a Juried Exhibit of Handmade or Self-Published Photo Books

The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, invites photographers, artists, and bookmakers to submit self-published or handmade photography books for a juried exhibition to be on display from mid-September through November 2014 at the gallery, which is located at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. North Carolina artists are […]


Free Screening: Jury Selections for Outstanding Duke Student Films of 2013

Free Screening: Jury Selections for Outstanding Duke Student Films of 2013

Duke University’s Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) presents its annual Student Film Awards Screening, showcasing jury-selected Duke student films of 2o13. The lineup (scroll down) includes works by four students from the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts—Aaron Kutnick, John Rash, Brooke Shuman, and Alina Taalman—and former John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award […]


MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Is a Month-Long Series of Events Around Durham

MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition Is a Month-Long Series of Events Around Durham

The thesis exhibition of this year’s graduating class from Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, MFA | EDA 2014, includes a range of media, from installation and performance to film and photography. After a wonderful kickoff event on March 21, MFA | EDA 2014 is continuing throughout March and April with openings and events at […]


2014–15 Lewis Hine Program Offers Two Documentary Fellowships in New York City Area; February 28 Deadline

2014–15 Lewis Hine Program Offers Two Documentary Fellowships in New York City Area; February 28 Deadline

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies. Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of photographer Lewis Hine, the program connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations in the United States that seek creative solutions to the problems faced by women, young […]