Posts Tagged ‘Tory Jeffay’

Watch, as CDS Kicks off Its 25th Anniversary Year

Watch, as CDS Kicks off Its 25th Anniversary Year

It’s on: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) will be celebrating our 25th anniversary during the year beginning this fall. Founded in 1989, CDS opened its doors as a support corporation of Duke University in January 1990, the first institution in the United States dedicated solely to the rich legacy and continuing practice of the documentary tradition […]


Interview with Steve James, 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute Honoree

Interview with Steve James, 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Tribute Honoree

“Twenty years ago, a thirty-minute short intended for television evolved into a nearly three-hour-long film, and Steve James made documentary history,” wrote Full Frame Documentary Film Festival programming director Sadie Tillery in the 2014 festival program. Hoop Dreams went on to win every major critics’ prize; the director and producer’s other award-winning films include Stevie, Reel Paradise, […]


From the Archive: The Negatives of Hugh Mangum

From the Archive: The Negatives of Hugh Mangum

This post is the first in a new series that takes a closer look at specific holdings of the Archive of Documentary Arts, which is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The archive works closely with the Center for Documentary Studies and has been collecting work generated by CDS for almost […]


Exhibits, Essays, Interviews: Work by CDS Faculty & Staff

Exhibits, Essays, Interviews: Work by CDS Faculty & Staff

Notable recent news by Center for Documentary Studies faculty and staff includes: Dress Rehearsal, a solo exhibit of photographs by undergrad instructor Christopher Sims, opened at the Sumter County Gallery of Art in South Carolina. The show, which will be up through January 3, features images from Theater of War: The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan, Sims’s series […]


Watch: Video on Kristin Bedford’s Photo Exhibit, “Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham”

Watch: Video on Kristin Bedford's Photo Exhibit, "Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham"

“Sometimes in the stillness, is when God speaks to us.” —Pastor Lonnie Dubois, Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries Center for Documentary Studies digital arts and publishing intern Tory Jeffay created a video about Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham, an exhibit by MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts candidate Kristin Bedford. Scroll down to watch. Be […]


Read: Interview with David Dufresne, Creator of Upcoming Interactive Documentary Game “Fort McMoney”

Read: Interview with David Dufresne, Creator of Upcoming Interactive Documentary Game "Fort McMoney"

A much-anticipated interactive documentary game about the Canadian oil industry will launch on November 25. Coproduced by the National Film Board of Canada and Toxa, a Montreal-based media company, Fort McMoney will give players the power to decide the (virtual) future of Fort McMurray, a real oil-boom town in Alberta, Canada at the heart of the world’s energy […]


Watch Slideshow Interview: Gerard H. Gaskin on Winning the First Book Prize in Photography

Watch Slideshow Interview: Gerard H. Gaskin on Winning the First Book Prize in Photography

The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a prestigious biennial prize awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. This video slideshow features an interview with the most recent First Book Prize winner, Gerard H. Gaskin, and images from his twenty-year project on the house ball scene. In the interview, Gaskin describes the project, the experience of […]