Posts Tagged ‘MJ Sharp’

Undergraduate Jeainny Kim’s “Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works”

Undergraduate Jeainny Kim's "Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works"

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


Undergraduate Jeainny Kim Reflects on the 2016 Summer Study in the Arts Award

Undergraduate Jeainny Kim Reflects on the 2016 Summer Study in the Arts Award

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


November 4: Artist Talk with Duke Undergraduate Jeainny Kim for “Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works”

November 4: Artist Talk with Duke Undergraduate Jeainny Kim for "Welcoming Uncertainty: Portraits and Scanner Works"

Jeainny Kim (Trinity ’18) received a 2016 Summer Study in the Arts award from Duke University’s Council for the Arts, having been nominated for this honor by her DOCST 318S Photography Workshop instructor, MJ Sharp, and with the support of CDS’s faculty. Kim applied her award this past summer towards a Summer Residency in Photography at […]


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 […]


#PPGArtists: Public Studio Residencies at the Power Plant Gallery

#PPGArtists: Public Studio Residencies at the Power Plant Gallery

This summer, the Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, inaugurates a residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August at the 1,500-square-foot gallery, located at the historic American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham. […]


October 28 and 29: Explore CDS Undergraduate Course Offerings!

October 28 and 29: Explore CDS Undergraduate Course Offerings!

Three upcoming free events will give area undergraduates the chance to learn more about Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate education courses and other related Duke programs. Travel to Durham Art Guild Photo Lecture Tuesday, October 28, 6-8 p.m. Meet at Washington Duke Statue on East Campus at 6 p.m. (Map) Meet up with other interested students and […]


Too-Good-Not-to-Share Pop-Up Show by Photography Workshop Students, April 18

Too-Good-Not-to-Share Pop-Up Show by Photography Workshop Students, April 18

Duke University undergrads in instructor MJ Sharp’s Photography Workshop at the Center for Documentary Studies are putting on a pop-up show in the Duke Arts Annex featuring a selection of work from their final porfolios. A web gallery of sample work is available here. “These students have really delved deep this semester, and I’m really proud of […]


“In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty,” on View at the Power Plant Gallery

"In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty," on View at the Power Plant Gallery

An exhibit on view at the Power Plant Gallery on the American Tobacco Campus—In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty—includes works in a wide range of media—photography, film and video, printmaking, new media—by seventeen Duke faculty members and instructors from three arts units at the university: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Department of Art, Art History and […]


“Hidden in Plain Sight”: Jack Anderson’s Nighttime Photos Explore Neglected Historical Sites in Durham

"Hidden in Plain Sight": Jack Anderson's Nighttime Photos Explore Neglected Historical Sites in Durham

Photographer MJ Sharp, a Center for Documentary Studies instructor, did an independent study with undergraduate student Jack Anderson that culminated in his exhibition of nighttime black-and-white photographs, Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham’s Vital Past. Sharp explores the world at night in her work, as does Anderson. “We talk like two old crusty sailors […]


A Must-See: “Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections” Closes May 12

A Must-See: "Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections" Closes May 12

Catch this wonderful exhibit at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University while you can: Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections includes over a hundred works, from tiny early daguerreotypes to large-scale contemporary color prints and videos, and is drawn from twelve public and private North Carolina collections. Photographs by Center for Documentary Studies director […]


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 […]


Watch Student Films from the 2012 Summer Video Institute

Watch Student Films from the 2012 Summer Video Institute

Every summer the Center for Documentary Studies holds a series of Documentary Institutes. The Documentary Video Institute is an eight-day intensive where students are fully immersed in the process of documentary filmmaking. Working in small production teams (one instructor for every four students) led by experienced documentary filmmakers, students are introduced to an array of […]


Waiting in the Dark: Photographs by MJ Sharp

Waiting in the Dark: Photographs by MJ Sharp

Waiting in the Dark Photographs by MJ Sharp On view in the Allen Building, Second Floor Gallery, West Campus, Duke University Fall Semester 2010, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. “While preparing for a winter shooting trip to Scotland, I made use of a rare Durham snowfall to conduct some film tests. My experience that […]