Posts Tagged ‘Tom Rankin’

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 […]


CDS Student Prizewinner Among Featured Artists in “Southern Accent”

CDS Student Prizewinner Among Featured Artists in "Southern Accent"

The Nasher Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, “reflects upon and pulls apart the dynamic nature of the South’s social, political, and cultural landscape” through the work of sixty artists. The timing of Southern Accent,” says the Nasher’s Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary […]


March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

March 2016: Work by CDS Faculty

Notable recent news and upcoming events featuring Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate, MFA, and continuing education faculty includes: + Mike Wiley’s The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, originally produced by CDS and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC–Chapel Hill, had its professional debut in 2011 at UNC’s Playmakers Repertory under then-director Joseph […]


March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

March 4: Launch Event for “Southern Cultures” Documentary Arts Issue at the Power Plant Gallery

Join the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South for a launch event at the Power Plant Gallery on Friday, March 4. The event will celebrate the publication of the Spring 2016 Southern Cultures, a special documentary arts issue of CSAS’s quarterly publication guest edited by Duke University’s MFA|EDA director and former […]


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 […]


November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, “Heart Like A Levee”

November 11: M.C. Taylor and Jim Findlay to Discuss Collaborative William Gedney Archival Project, "Heart Like A Levee"

Left: M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Right: A photo taken by William Gedney in Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972. The Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics invites you to join in a musical and photographic lunchtime conversation.  M.C. Taylor, leader of the band Hiss Golden Messenger, and Jim Findlay, stage director and designer, will be joined by photographer and […]


September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi”

September 9: Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation, "The Toughest Job: William Winter's Mississippi"

A cross-university event on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus features a film screening of The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi and conversation with the former Mississippi governor and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and […]


“Rank Stranger”: A New Documentary Blog of Writing and Photography

"Rank Stranger": A New Documentary Blog of Writing and Photography

We think you’ll enjoy Rank Stranger, “a blog about memory and place, art, and documentary expression,” says its creator, Tom Rankin. You’d be hard pressed to find a better person than Rankin to launch such a site—documentary photographer, writer, and folklorist of note, director of Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, former director of the Center for […]


March 17: Jenny Scheinman Will Visit CDS to Discuss “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait”

March 17: Jenny Scheinman Will Visit CDS to Discuss "Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait"

Several upcoming events with acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman include a brown-bag lunch at the Center for Documentary Studies. Scheinman will be visiting Duke for the world premiere of Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait. Duke Performances commissioned Scheinman to create an original live score set to 70-year-old archival footage of life in the Piedmont taken by the […]


December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of “PhotoVision” at the Ackland Art Museum

December 7: Tom Rankin to Lead Conversational Tour of "PhotoVision" at the Ackland Art Museum

“The photographs in this exhibition are first and foremost presented as individual works of art, as each has its own aesthetic power. Whether beautiful, intriguing, or sublime, every photograph in PhotoVision is worthy of sustained attention.” -Peter Nisbet, interim director and chief curator of the Ackland Art Museum  The Ackland Art Museum at the neighboring University of North Carolina […]


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 […]


“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 […]


“Tobacco Comes to Town” Exhibit on Duke Campus Features FSA Photographs from Durham

"Tobacco Comes to Town" Exhibit on Duke Campus Features FSA Photographs from Durham

“Tobacco Comes to Town”: Farm Security Administration Photographs, Durham, 1936–40 features images made during the Depression in and around Durham County, North Carolina, by four of the Farm Security Administration’s most prolific and influential photographers–Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott. The FSA employed documentary photography to communicate the realities of the moment as well as […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


Limited Seating for “Inspired by the Lens” Photography Panel, Register Now

Limited Seating for "Inspired by the Lens" Photography Panel, Register Now

Photography bonanza: Inspired by the Lens is a wonderful (and free) lineup of exhibits, workshops, and artist talks that showcase the work of artists, educators, and photographers who use the lens as a stimulus for creating meaningful imagery in their professional practices. Click here to view an online brochure for event listings in September and October. The program was created by […]


Closing Event for “Silver Rails” at Through This Lens Gallery, Sunday, September 15

Closing Event for "Silver Rails" at Through This Lens Gallery, Sunday, September 15

Silver Rails, an exhibit by photographer Jesse Andrews, will be on view through September 15 at Through This Lens gallery in Durham, North Carolina. Andrews will be giving an artist’s talk that day, with remarks by Tom Rankin, director of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program and former director of the Center for Documentary […]


Interview with New CDS Director Wesley Hogan

Interview with New CDS Director Wesley Hogan

On July 1, 2013, the Center for Documentary Studies welcomed its third director since our founding at Duke University in 1989. Wesley C. Hogan’s tenure follows that of Tom Rankin, who had directed CDS since 1998, and Iris Tillman Hill. Hogan returns to Durham—she received her master’s and doctorate in U.S. History at Duke—from Virginia […]


Ongoing Exhibit: “Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham,” Photographs by Kristin Bedford

Ongoing Exhibit: "Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham," Photographs by Kristin Bedford

An exhibit by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts candidate Kristin Bedford is on display on the second floor of Duke’s Allen Building. Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham features Bedford’s images of Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries in Durham, North Carolina. “On a Sunday in July 2012, I attended a church service in the front […]


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 […]


CDS Welcomes New Director: Award-Winning Historian Wesley C. Hogan

Originally published on the Duke Today website: Wesley C. Hogan, a historian widely honored for her documentary work on the civil rights movement, has been named the new director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She begins her appointment on July 1, 2013. Hogan will be only the third director of CDS, which […]


Outgoing Director Tom Rankin Reflects on 15 Years at CDS and the Road Ahead

Outgoing Director Tom Rankin Reflects on 15 Years at CDS and the Road Ahead

It’s hard to imagine the Center for Documentary Studies without Tom Rankin at the helm. He’s been here for the last fifteen of our twenty-four years, just the second director we’ve had (Iris Tillman Hill was our first). CDS—and the world—was a different place when Tom arrived in Durham in 1998. Under his leadership, it […]