Posts Tagged ‘Undergraduate Student Work’

Danielle Mayes Wins 2017 Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts at Duke University

Danielle Mayes Wins 2017 Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts at Duke University

Following a nomination by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, Danielle Mayes, a CDS student and visual and media studies major, has been awarded the prestigious Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts—an annual prize at fourteen major universities. The prize is awarded to the graduating senior at each university […]


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 […]


Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Funding Opportunity for Documentary Fieldwork Available to Triangle-Area Undergraduates

Established in 1989 by the Center for Documentary Studies, the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards are named for the noted scholar John Hope Franklin, the late professor emeritus of history at Duke University, in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments and his dedication to students and teaching. CDS makes these awards to undergraduates attending North Carolina’s Triangle-area […]


Duke Undergrads Exhibit Documentary Photographs in Berlin

Duke Undergrads Exhibit Documentary Photographs in Berlin

In late June, during the final week of the Duke-in-Berlin summer program, students, faculty, and local Berliners spilled out onto the sidewalk outside of the gallery tête, an innovative art space in the Prenzlauer Berg district of the city. Inside, a pop-up exhibition by eight undergraduates in a documentary photography course featured prints of their […]


“How Do We Heal?” Photography Exhibit by Undergraduate Sherry Zhang on View at CDS

“How Do We Heal?” Photography Exhibit by Undergraduate Sherry Zhang on View at CDS

“In an endless sea of opportunities, we can either sink or swim. At Duke, I’ve done both.” —Duke undergraduate and RIPP Fellow in the Documentary Arts Sherry Zhang An exhibit on view in the Center for Documentary Studies Porch Gallery features the photographs of CDS undergraduate Sherry Zhang. As part of the RIPP Fellowship in the Documentary Arts, […]


“Beyond the Front Porch 2016” Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

"Beyond the Front Porch 2016" Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences. Under the guidance of Nancy Kalow and Alex Harris, six seniors in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Documentary Capstone Seminars completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. An exhibition […]


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 […]


2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to CDS programs. This year’s Julia […]


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 […]


Through June 2: “Children and the Experience of Illness,” Images by Young Patients and Duke Student Mentors

Through June 2:  “Children and the Experience of Illness," Images by Young Patients and Duke Student Mentors

An exhibit of photographs made by young patients and their Duke student mentors—Children and the Experience of Illness—is on view at the Connector Gallery at the Duke Eye Center, located in the walkway between Duke Eye Center and the Albert Eye Research Institute. Children and the Experience of Illness Through June 2, 2015 Duke Eye Center 2351 Erwin […]


2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

2015 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Lauren Henschel

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was the CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly […]


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 […]


“Vanishing Point,” the Student-Produced Digital Documentary Magazine

"Vanishing Point," the Student-Produced Digital Documentary Magazine

Do yourself a favor and experience Vanishing Point, the acclaimed digital magazine of student documentary work “that tells stories you haven’t heard from places you know well and places you’ll discover.” Committed to amplifying voices through a variety of media, Vanishing Point is produced at the Center for Documentary Studies by Duke University students in a publishing course taught by […]


April 4: Special Screening of “In My Mind” at the National Gallery of Art

April 4: Special Screening of "In My Mind" at the National Gallery of Art

On April 4, a special screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of a film from CDS will be presented in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Called “a masterpiece of music documentary craft” by Slant magazine, In My Mind (2010) documents jazz musician Jason Moran and […]


Watch: Undergraduates Explore the Lives of North Carolina Activists

Watch: Undergraduates Explore the Lives of North Carolina Activists

Center for Documentary Studies visiting artist Bruce Orenstein teaches a class each semester in which undergraduates work with grassroots organizations in North Carolina to produce advocacy videos for social change. As part of the growing collaboration between Orenstein’s coursework and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, this summer the Human Rights Center […]


CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, “Questions for My Grandfather”

CDS Certificate Grad David Mayer to Screen His Documentary, "Questions for My Grandfather"

Save the date! On Sunday, June 1, Duke University grad David Mayer (Visual and Media Studies, ’14) will screen his documentary retracing his grandfather’s journey in Nazi Germany. Gary Hawkins, David’s first film instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), will give an introduction. A Q&A will follow the screening. Sunday, June 1, 8:30 p.m. […]


Literacy Through Photography Student Exhibit at the Durham Public Library, Through June 13

Literacy Through Photography Student Exhibit at the Durham Public Library, Through June 13

An opening event on May 17 will celebrate photographs and writings by sixth- and seventh-grade students from the School for Creative Studies in Durham, North Carolina, that are now on view at the Durham County Library through June 13, 2014. More than seventy students worked with Duke University undergraduates in Literacy Through Photography, a class at the Center […]


CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on “Remixing Folklore” and “Field Recordings” Class Websites

CDS Undergraduates Present Multimedia Work on "Remixing Folklore" and "Field Recordings" Class Websites

CDS presents two new websites—Remixing Folklore and Field Recordings —where you can browse two semesters’ worth of undergraduate student work in the form of videos, audio slideshows, Zeegas, photography, and more. The work was produced as a part of two Multimedia Documentary courses taught by CDS Lecturing Fellow Christopher Sims, in which students learned techniques of multimedia documentary production […]


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 […]


Student Mentors Produce “Children and the Experience of Illness,” Through May 12

Student Mentors Produce "Children and the Experience of Illness," Through May 12

An exhibit of photographs made by young patients and their Duke student mentors—Children and the Experience of Illness—is on view at the Hand Gallery on the first floor of the Duke North Hospital. Children and the Experience of Illness Through May 12, 2014 Duke North Hospital, First Floor, Hand Gallery 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, North […]


Now Online: “Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of Living and Dying”

Now Online: "Vanishing Point, Vol. II: Songs of Living and Dying"

Walden Pond, a Muslim poet, a birth in Mali, a talkative stranger, songs of Sudan, queens, karaoke, and butchers . . . it’s all there in the second issue of Vanishing Point. The digital documentary magazine is produced by Duke University students in a Documentary Publishing course taught by Center for Documentary Studies writer-in-residence Duncan Murrell. […]


2014 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates Present Capstone Projects

On April 27, eight Duke University students graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies—a program that attracts undergraduates to the Center for Documentary Studies from across the arts and sciences—will present their final projects to the public and receive their certificates, followed by a celebratory BBQ. Congratulations to William Baumgartner, Danzhou Duojie, Adrienne Harreveld, Jordan Imbrey, Katia Griffin-Jakymec, David Mayer, Natalie Robles, and Yvette Vasquez. […]


Duke Students Launch Digital “Vanishing Point: The Documentary Magazine”

Duke Students Launch Digital "Vanishing Point: The Documentary Magazine"

A new digital magazine created by Duke University undergraduates at the Center for Documentary Studies aims to present “the best of the best” student documentary work, says Documentary Publishing instructor Duncan Murrell. From editing to design to promotion, Vanishing Point is a purely student-run publication that will feature work in a variety of documentary forms—audio, […]


Screening of Student-Produced Video “North Carolina’s School-to-Prison Pipeline,” January 23

Screening of Student-Produced Video "North Carolina's School-to-Prison Pipeline," January 23

A  new short video produced by undergraduates in the Fall 2013 Video for Social Change course taught at the Center for Documentary Studies is a vivid portrayal of the devastating effects of laws, policies, and practices that push youth out of school and into the juvenile and criminal systems. An event on January 23 will feature a […]