Posts Tagged ‘Sam Stephenson’

January 30: “Leaving Traces” Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

January 30: "Leaving Traces" Documents Bull City Summer Documentarians

A uniquely Durham, North Carolina, feature documentary by director Ivan Weiss, Leaving Traces, is set to screen at the historic Carolina Theatre in Durham; click here to view trailer. The film documents the documentarians of the widely acclaimed Bull City Summer project about the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team, including photographer/Duke University professor Alex Harris, an instructor at […]


“The Jazz Loft Project” Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

"The Jazz Loft Project" Exhibition Opens at the Center for Creative Photography

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning multimedia exhibition of photographs, videos, and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will be presented at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson from Friday, December 14, 2012, through Sunday, […]


Documentary Biography with Lehman Brady Professor Sam Stephenson

Since 2000, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has coordinated the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to Duke University and UNC–Chapel Hill for an academic year to teach undergraduate courses on both campuses and engage in lectures, screenings, and […]


Party in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Celebrates the Jazz Loft Project, July 27

Party in Hillsborough, North Carolina, Celebrates the Jazz Loft Project, July 27

At a Last Friday event in Hillsborough, North Carolina, the arts/photography publishing organization Daylight will host a Jazz Loft Project party at the Daylight Project Space, featuring music until dusk, a multimedia screening, selected audio recordings, and a short presentation by Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson. Refreshments will be served; the event is free […]


Watch: “Jazz Loft Project” Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

Watch: "Jazz Loft Project" Video with Harold Feinstein, Pioneer Loft Resident

From 1957 to 1965 legendary photographer W. Eugene Smith made approximately 4,000 hours of recordings on 1,741 reel-to-reel tapes and nearly 40,000 photographs in a loft building in Manhattan’s wholesale flower district where major jazz musicians of the day gathered and played their music. Almost fifty years later, Jazz Loft Project director Sam Stephenson and […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Makes Its West Coast Debut at the Museum of Photographic Arts

The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an award-winning exhibition of photographs and recordings of some of the jazz world’s greatest musicians and underground jam session artists, will make its fourth stop at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego; the show opens May 19 and runs through October 7, 2012. The […]


Podcast Available: “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays,” By Sam Stephenson

Podcast Available: "W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays," By Sam Stephenson

In this talk, “W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo Essays,” writer Sam Stephenson examines Smith’s career-long concern with caregiving, including his famous photographic essays such as “Nurse Midwife,” “Country Doctor,” “Albert Schweitzer: A Man of Mercy,” and “Minimata.” Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. […]


Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith’s Caregiving Photo-Essays

Documenting Medicine Series: Sam Stephenson on W. Eugene Smith's Caregiving Photo-Essays

Monday, October 10, 6-7 p.m. Alan Barrus Room 3031, Duke University Medical Center (South), Third Floor (Purple Zone), Durham, North Carolina Sam Stephenson (born in 1966 in Chapel Hill) is a writer who grew up in Washington, North Carolina. Since 1997 he has been studying the life and work of photographer W. Eugene Smith and […]


“Chaos Manor” Theater Installation Based on “The Jazz Loft Project” in NYC September 16-17

"Chaos Manor" Theater Installation Based on "The Jazz Loft Project" in NYC September 16-17

Announcing Chaos Manor, a theater installation at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, September 16-17, 2011, and an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event. Co-Conceived by Christopher McElroen and Sam Stephenson, based on Stephenson’s 2009 book, The Jazz Loft Project, Chaos Manor is a live multi-disciplinary performance installation that seeks to capture the visual […]


Sam Stephenson and the Jazz Loft Project Honored by The Independent’s Indies Arts Awards

Sam Stephenson and the Jazz Loft Project Honored by The Independent's Indies Arts Awards

Sam Stephenson: The Jazz Loft and the Other Side of History Sam Stephenson and the Jazz Loft Project are honored by The Independent‘s 2011 Indies Arts Awards The Independent‘s Indies Arts Awards honors artists and arts organizations for their often-unsung contributions to the cultural life of the Triangle. “Sam has, with his work on the Jazz […]


Chaos Manor: Sam Stephenson Writes About W. Eugene Smith’s Wichita on the Jazz Loft Project Blog

Chaos Manor: Sam Stephenson Writes About W. Eugene Smith's Wichita on the Jazz Loft Project Blog

The following is an excerpt from a blog entry by Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, an extensive research initiative tracking down the stories of a loft building in New York City where photographer W. Eugene Smith made roughly 40,000 pictures and recorded about 4,000 hours of […]


Sam Stephenson Writes About His Travels Through Japan

Sam Stephenson Writes About His Travels Through Japan

Over the past month, Jazz Loft Project Director Sam Stephenson has been traveling through Japan and the Pacific Islands, researching photographer W. Eugene Smith, the subject of his forthcoming biography. W. Eugene Smith spent time in Japan first as a photographer in World War II, and returned to live in Tokyo in the early sixties. In […]


Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Jazz Loft Project Lecture with Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson, director of the Jazz Loft Project at the Center for Documentary Studies, will talk about the traveling exhibition The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957–1965, currently on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Sunday, April 3, 3 p.m. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, […]


“Lair and Refuge,” An Evening with Allan Gurganus and Frank Hunter

"Lair and Refuge," An Evening with Allan Gurganus and Frank Hunter

Last fall, the Brooklyn-based literary journal A Public Space featured photographs by Frank Hunter of the Hillsborough home of writer Allan Gurganus, along with an essay written by Gurganus. On Tuesday, April 12, A Public Space and Flyleaf books will present an evening with Allan Gurganus, Frank Hunter, A Public Space founder and editor Brigid […]


Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation Between Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson

Jazz Then and Now: A Conversation Between Branford Marsalis and Sam Stephenson

For a decade Sam Stephenson and his colleagues at the Center for Documentary Studies have been studying a dilapidated loft building in New York City that was a legendary after-hours jazz haunt from 1954 to 1965. Photographer W. Eugene Smith documented the scene in thousands of hours of tapes and thousands of photographs, providing a […]


The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Named an exclusive top 10 photo show for 2010 by DLK Collection: “Undeniably one of the best photography shows of 2010 … this is a fantastic show, deep in scholarship and compelling in its imagery.”     The Jazz Loft Project: W. Eugene Smith in New York City, 1957-1965, an exhibition of photographs and recordings of some […]


Photos from the Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Photos from the Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

A Jazz Loft Project brown bag with Daniel Kramer: “Bob Dylan and W. Eugene Smith” Moderated by Sam Stephenson, Jazz Loft Project Director Daniel Kramer, a New York-based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and pictures stories in national and international magazines and books. The brown bag presentation focused on […]


Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Jazz Loft Project Brown Bag with Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer: “Bob Dylan and W. Eugene Smith” Moderated by Sam Stephenson, Jazz Loft Project Director Wednesday, October 13, Noon at CDS Daniel Kramer, a New York–based photographer and film director, has long been recognized for his portraits and picture stories in national and international magazines and books. Kramer’s photographs have been exhibited or collected […]


Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

Jazz Loft Project (New Videos)

The Jazz Loft Project presents “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo. On April 14, 2010, the Jazz Loft Project and the New York Public Library presented a program devoted to the monumental, behind-the-scenes influence of pianist, arranger, composer, teacher, and Jazz Loft veteran Hall Overton. Featuring Steve Reich, […]


Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago

Jazz Loft Exhibition Opening Reception July 23rd in Chicago The Jazz Loft Project exhibition features never-before-displayed vintage black-and-white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith, who spent eight years documenting the jazz musicians, artists, and underground characters who inhabited the scene at 821 Sixth Avenue. Curated by Sam Stephenson and Courtney […]


April Jazz Loft Events at the New York Public Library

April Jazz Loft Events at the New York Public Library

April 2010 Jazz Loft Project Related Events at the New York Public Library “Hall Overton: Out of the Shadows” Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6 p.m. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street For information, call (212) 642-0142 The […]


Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Jazz Loft Project Exhibition Installation to Opening at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts from The Jazz Loft Project on Vimeo. Filmed and edited by Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The Jazz Loft Project exhibition opened at the New York Public Library for […]