Posts Tagged ‘“Multimedia Documentary” Course’

CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

CDS Instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson Receive Teaching Accolades

Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructors Elena Rue and Tim Tyson, who were recently recognized for their teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2015 fall semester, both instructors’ course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Rue was recognized for her course Multimedia Documentary, while Tyson received the distinction […]


Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

Enjoy these videos describing three Fall 2014 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies, two of them brand-new. Taught by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts director Tom Rankin, MFA | EDA graduate and documentary artist Eric Barstow, and acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014-15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary […]


CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on “Remixing Folklore” and “Field Recordings” Class Websites

CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on "Remixing Folklore" and "Field Recordings" Class Websites

CDS presents two new websites—Remixing Folklore and Field Recordings —where you can browse two semesters’ worth of undergraduate student work in the form of videos, audio slideshows, Zeegas, photography, and more. The work was produced as a part of two Multimedia Documentary courses taught by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims, in which students learned techniques of multimedia documentary production […]


Student-Produced Video Will Screen at the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival

Student-Produced Video Will Screen at the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival

On April 10, the documentary short “Lakota John: the Next Generation,” produced by Center for Documentary Studies undergraduates Stephanie Chen, Emily Mendenhall, and Nikki Whang in a spring 2013 course, will be screened at the 2014 Lumbee River Independent Film Festival. The students were introduced to John Lakota Locklear, a 17-year-old Native American blues artist, […]


Student-Produced Music Videos Spotlight Local Blues Artists

Student-Produced Music Videos Spotlight Local Blues Artists

The Music Maker Relief Foundation is a unique nonprofit organization in Hillsborough, North Carolina, “dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of the Blues gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs,” and to keeping the conversation about these artists alive. Check out Music Maker’s blog for a video series on local artists intended to […]


CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs

CDS Undergraduate Tabria Williford Presents Research to Duke President's Council on Black Affairs

Center for Documentary Studies student Tabria Williford was one of five Duke undergraduates recently selected to present her research work to Duke President’s Council on Black Affairs during their spring 2013 semester meeting. Williford’s documentary project, “Durham Food Bank and Urban Ministries: Documentary Photographs, 2011–2012” was drawn from fieldwork she completed during her first two […]


Interview with Photographer Harlan Erskine

Interview with Photographer Harlan Erskine

CDS undergraduate student Charles Jo conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012   Although your projects vary considerably in style, theme, and subject matter, it seems that a somber, almost ominous, tone pervades them all. Would you agree? If so, what attracts you to photographing these types […]


Interview with Photographer Donna Wan

Interview with Photographer Donna Wan

CDS undergraduate student Courtney McDaniel conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   Your project In the Landscape does not include an artist statement. Can you elaborate on your choice of location and composition? There is an artist statement for this project.  However, at the time that […]


Interview with Photographer Kerry Mansfield

Interview with Photographer Kerry Mansfield

CDS undergraduate student Danielle Duhl conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012. You speak a lot about the sense of space in your photographs. What draws you to the topics of spaces, and more specifically, the spaces that lie between? I’ve never been one to photograph people (self portrait […]


Interview with Photographer Samantha VanDeman

Interview with Photographer Samantha VanDeman

CDS undergraduate student Kara Wilson conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   What was your motivation for creating a portfolio with a hotel theme? Did you have a particular traveling experience that led to the desire to create a portfolio on hotels? Before I started photographing […]


Interview with Photographer Santiago Vanegas

Interview with Photographer Santiago Vanegas

CDS undergraduate student Ryan Schott conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   What were some difficulties of taking photographs in Antarctica? Difficulties beyond the obvious cold weather, staying dry, not dying in 80+ mph wind and 50ft+ waves, sea sickness…. One constant difficulty was its overwhelming […]


Interview with Photographer Dimitri Mellos

Interview with Photographer Dimitri Mellos

CDS undergraduate student Jackson Conway conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   What does your process of finding suitable material to photograph consist of as a street photographer? Well, as far as I am concerned the essence of photography (and even more so street photography) is […]


Interview with Photographer Charlotte Niel

Interview with Photographer Charlotte Niel

CDS undergraduate student Devon Edwards conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   Your project Body Options deals with women’s issues of image and beauty. Can you explain why you made the choice to do this project? As a woman, I have always been concerned about how the media […]


Interview with Photographer Isa Leshko

Interview with Photographer Isa Leshko

CDS undergraduate student Jesse Dembo conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   In your artist statement on Elderly Animals you state that you “began this series shortly after [you] had spent a year in New Jersey helping to take care of [y]our mom who has Alzheimer’s […]


Interview with Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux

Interview with Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux

CDS undergraduate student Mariesha McAdoo conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   When you travelled to the Mississippi Delta in summer of 2009, was When Morning Comes a preconceived project or did the collection develop spontaneously over the duration of the trip? My first trip to […]


Interview with Photographer Alejandro Cartagena

Interview with Photographer Alejandro Cartagena

CDS undergraduate student Stella Belonwu conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012.   What inspired your latest project Car Poolers? What was your process? Many things inspired this project but it was especially interested in continuing an exploration of issues or unintended consequences stemming out of the […]


Interview with Photographer Alyssa Miserendino

Interview with Photographer Alyssa Miserendino

CDS undergraduate student Ray Song conducted this interview as part of the “Multimedia Documentary” class in the fall of 2012. Can you describe how your project Our World InsideOut draws from your own childhood experiences? Our World Insideout (OWI) came about from my undergraduate thesis actually, InsideOut. At the time, my father had disappeared and […]


Interview with James Dodd, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with James Dodd, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

James Dodd Juror’s Pick (Anthony Bannon), 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize “Whether in or out of the water, [Olympic Dreams] works with wonder and with purpose, and that is a winning combination. It is held tightly together by the grace of humor, awe, and consistent style that hold out promise for the work’s completion.”—Anthony […]


Interview with Sebastián Liste, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

Interview with Sebastián Liste, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

Sebastián Liste Juror’s Pick (Whitney Johnson), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize “For two years, Sebastián Liste has photographed the daily lives of over one hundred families who formed a community in an abandoned chocolate factory in Brazil. His long-term commitment to the project has revealed an intimate and complex story—one that captures not only the […]


Interview with John Cyr, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

Interview with John Cyr, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

John Cyr Juror’s Pick (Anthony Bannon), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize   “Crisp, contained, conceptual, and attractively self-conscious. A charm. Couldn’t be better.”­—Anthony Bannon [director, George Eastman House] In response to the decline of darkroom developing in the digital age, John Cyr created a series of images of photographers’ developer trays “…so that the photography […]


Interview with Lydia Goldblatt, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Lydia Goldblatt, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Lydia Goldblatt Juror’s Pick (Darren Ching), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize   “Lydia Goldblatt’s photographs of her father are a refreshing and eloquent shift from the straightforward document of family. These are visual gems—encapsulated memories of an intimate relationship between father and daughter. The somber light not only serves as a distinct artistic […]


Interview with Lorenzo Martelli, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Lorenzo Martelli, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Lorenzo Martelli Juror’s Pick (Stacey Clarkson), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize “‘I am not my home,’ he kept telling me over and over, but one day he decided to let me in,’ explains Lorenzo Martelli regarding his endeavor to portray the private, melancholy world of Charlie, a disinherited Milanese count. Intimate and respectful, […]


Interview with Shane Lavalette, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Shane Lavalette, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Shane Lavalette Juror’s Pick (Whitney Johnson), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize What captivates you most about the South? The musical history of the South is so rich and complex, it made for a natural point of departure for this body of work. I’m captivated by the stories passed down in song, and how […]


Interview with Baldomero Fernandez, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Baldomero Fernandez, Juror’s Pick, 2011 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

Interview with Baldomero Fernandez Juror’s Pick (Sasha Wolf), Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize In what ways, if any, does your Cuban background impact your work? It impacts my work in subtle ways. I approach image-making with a different filter than someone with a different background. I believe every image-maker has their own filter dictated by […]