Posts Tagged ‘Susie Post-Rust’

April 29: Small Town, USA Pop-Up Exhibition and Student Presentations

April 29: Small Town, USA Pop-Up Exhibition and Student Presentations

For the past ten years, Duke University undergraduates have been documenting Hillsborough, North Carolina, each spring as part of Small Town, USA, a course at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Susie Post-Rust. Each student chooses a photography project to pursue within the town and spends the semester documenting that story. Small Town, USA Pop-Up […]


Capturing Club: CDS Undergraduate Class Website Showcases Student Work

Capturing Club: CDS Undergraduate Class Website Showcases Student Work

Capturing Club, a project showcasing photography and audio stories captured in partnership with Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School, has published a website to showcase student work. The project is the result of an undergraduate class called Capturing Transience: Documentary Photography and the Digital Age taught by Susie Post-Rust. “Childhood is one of the most transient times […]


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 […]


Undergraduate Documentary Studies Student Presentations, April 24

Undergraduate Documentary Studies Student Presentations, April 24

Students from two Duke University undergraduate courses taught at the Center for Documentary Studies—LGBTQ History and Activism and Small Town USA—will host presentations this Friday, April 24, as part of their coursework. Brief course descriptions can be found below; event details are included on the images below. LGBTQ History and Activism with instructor Barbara Lau explores the history of […]


Website Showcases Student Work from Small Town, USA Class

Website Showcases Student Work from Small Town, USA Class

For the past eight years, Duke University undergraduates have been coming to Hillsborough, North Carolina, each spring as part of Small Town, USA, a class at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Susie Post-Rust. Each student chooses a photography project to pursue within the town and spends the semester documenting that story. All of the photo projects […]


“The People of Powe” Website Launches, Featuring Undergraduates’ Photo Projects

"The People of Powe" Website Launches, Featuring Undergraduates' Photo Projects

As part of a class at the Center for Documentary Studies taught by Susie Post-Rust, Capturing Transience: Documentary Photography and the Digital Age, undergraduates from Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill spent the semester documenting stories at E.K. Powe Elementary School in Durham, North Carolina. Each student produced photos and slideshows focused on […]


“The Wonders of Watts” Website Launched

"The Wonders of Watts" Website Launched

Students from the Center for Documentary Studies spent fall semester 2011 documenting life at the George Watts Elementary School in Durham. As part of the CDS class, Digital Documentary Photo: Capturing Transience, taught by Susie Post-Rust, each Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate focused on one subject, choosing a person, a class, or an idea—the nutrition program […]


CDS Undergraduate Class Debuts Photos and Multimedia Slideshows of Elementary-School Life, Monday, December 12

CDS Undergraduate Class Debuts Photos and Multimedia Slideshows of Elementary-School Life, Monday, December 12

Students from the Center for Documentary Studies who spent the fall semester documenting life at the George Watts Elementary School in Durham will display their multimedia slideshows and photos on Monday, December 12. The event is free and open to the public. Students will be on hand to talk about their experiences at the school, […]