Posts Tagged ‘Paul Kwilecki’

“One Place” Exhibit Opens at the Crealdé School of Art

An exhibit of photographs from the book One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia will be on view at the Crealdé School of Art  in Winter Park, Florida, through June 29, 2014. At an opening event on April 4, editor Tom Rankin will give a talk and sign copies […]


Tom Rankin to Give Library of Congress Botkin Lecture on “One Place,” Wednesday, October 30

Tom Rankin to Give Library of Congress Botkin Lecture on "One Place," Wednesday, October 30

“‘I confine myself to the place I was born and raised,’ [Paul] Kwilecki once said, ‘not as an arbitrary discipline or to prove that subjects worthy of photographs exist everywhere and in abundance, though it is true that they do, but because Decatur County is home, and I know it from my special warp, having […]


Last Chance to See “One Place” Locally: Exhibit Closes October 5

Last Chance to See "One Place" Locally: Exhibit Closes October 5

One Place, our exhibit of black-and-white photographs by self-taught artist Paul Kwilecki, is closing on October 5, 2013, after an extended run. The exhibit will be traveling next to the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, and to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans.  One Place: Paul Kwilecki […]


Upcoming Slideshows/Book Signings with “One Place” Editor Tom Rankin

Upcoming Slideshows/Book Signings with "One Place" Editor Tom Rankin

Tom Rankin, editor of the acclaimed One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, will be speaking about the book at two upcoming events in the Triangle area. One Place was published in April by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with the University of North Carolina Press as part of […]


CDS Extends “One Place” Run: Paul Kwilecki’s Black-and-White Photos from Decatur County, Georgia

CDS Extends "One Place" Run: Paul Kwilecki's Black-and-White Photos from Decatur County, Georgia

One Place, our exhibit of black-and-white photographs by self-taught artist Paul Kwilecki, has generated a lot of interest, so much so that we’ve extended its run into the fall, after which it will travel to the Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, Florida, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of […]


Book and Exhibit: “One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia”

Book and Exhibit: "One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia"

“I am frequently asked by people who have not seen my work why I spend my life documenting one simple place like Decatur County, Georgia. People confuse simple with small; they’re not the same thing. There are no simple places or simple lives. . . . . Life [in Decatur County] is like life everywhere, and I […]


“One Place” Exhibit Includes Installation of Photographer Paul Kwilecki’s Office

"One Place" Exhibit Includes Installation of Photographer Paul Kwilecki’s Office

Exhibitions director Courtney Reid-Eaton describes the installation that’s part of an exhibit on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through July 27, 2013—One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. The exhibit features selected photographs from a book of the same name edited by CDS director Tom Rankin and […]


Celebration of “One Place”: Exhibit Reception, Talk, and Book Signing with Editor Tom Rankin, April 25

Celebration of "One Place": Exhibit Reception, Talk, and Book Signing with Editor Tom Rankin, April 25

Oxford American editor Roger Hodge calls the book “a masterpiece of documentary art.” Renowned photographer Alec Soth says it’s “an American classic.” An event celebrating the publication of One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, will include a talk and signing by Center for Documentary Studies director Tom Rankin, […]


Paul Kwilecki Remembered

Paul Kwilecki Remembered

Paul Kwilecki, born in 1928 in Bainbridge, Georgia, died in his hometown in early December 2009. Kwilecki had been associated with the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University since the late 1970s; the Paul Kwilecki Collection was one of the first and most prominent collections to be acquired by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and […]


Audio Slideshow: CDS Director Tom Rankin on Paul Kwilecki and “One Place”

Paul Kwilecki was born and lived his entire life in Bainbridge, Georgia, running the family hardware store, raising a family, and teaching himself how to use a camera. Over four decades, he documented life in his community, making hundreds of masterful and intimate black-and-white prints. The self-taught artist developed his visual ideas in series of photographs […]