Posts Tagged ‘UNC-Chapel Hill’

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 […]


Closing Event for “On Fire,” with First Book Prize in Photography Alum Larry Schwarm

On May 22, inaugural  CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography winner Larry Schwarm will give a public talk at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill to mark the closing of On Fire, an exhibit co-curated by the Wilson Library’s Public Art Committee and Ann Stewart Fine Art of Chapel Hill. In 2002, Robert Adams, the inaugural First Book Prize judge, chose Schwarm for the […]


“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 […]


Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Alex Harris Presents at PhotoNight on the UNC–Chapel Hill Campus, Monday, February 27

Photographer and writer Alex Harris, a CDS founder and professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies at Duke University, will be this month’s PhotoNight speaker for the UNC–Chapel Hill student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association. PhotoNight events are held around the world, providing an avenue for the enhancement of the […]


CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

CDS Interns Whitney Baker, Audrey Bell, and Joel Mora

This is the second year we have offered the opportunity to intern at the Center for Documentary Studies to recent college graduates. CDS interns gain broad experience in the documentary field, with particular focus on exhibiting, publishing, and producing a range of materials related to the documentary arts. Whitney Baker is a writer, programmer, and […]


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, […]