Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode Wins 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

    Latvian Photographer Iveta Vaivode Wins 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize

    “The ambivalence of photographs, their possibilities and limitations, suggest that we should not trust images as records of our lives and histories.”—CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Iveta Vaivode In her photo essay “Somewhere on a Disappearing Path,” Iveta Vaivode seeks to create a new family album, one full of images of imagined memories. The compelling, unique […]

    Amanda Berg and Sarah Stacke: 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

    Amanda Berg and Sarah Stacke: 2014–15 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows

    Founded on the spirit, values, and actions of Lewis Hine, the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program at the Center for Documentary Studies connects the talents of young documentarians with the resources and needs of organizations serving children and their communities around the world. Read more about Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows and their work on the program’s blog […]

    Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

    Registration Open for Fall 2014 Continuing Ed Classes in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, video, audio, narrative writing, and other creative media—for adults who are interested in learning or continuing to do their own documentary work. Registration is now open for Fall 2014 classes and workshops (and a few remaining summer institutes), with a host of established, new, and […]

    "Contested": New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

    “Contested”: New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

    The media typically takes a straightforward look at sports: who won, who lost, and why. And almost all of that coverage is about the 1 percent of athletes competing at the highest levels of college and professional sport. With Contested, a new one-hour broadcast airing on public radio stations across the country, Center for Documentary Studies […]

    Student Films from Anytown, USA Class Screen in Liberty, North Carolina, and the Full Frame Theater

    Student Films from Anytown, USA Class Screen in Liberty, North Carolina, and the Full Frame Theater

    May 16 in Liberty; May 23 at the Full Frame Theater: Anytown, USA is an advanced seminar at the Center for Documentary Studies offered annually through our Continuing Education program in which each student produces and edits an eight- to twelve-minute video related to a small town in North Carolina. This year’s class, taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson, […]

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    Full Frame Third Friday: "Tough Love" Screens FREE on July 18
    Full Frame Third Friday: “Tough Love” Screens FREE on July 18

      Put it on your calendar: Tough Love, which had its World Premiere at the 2014 Full Frame Docu…

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    Free Fresh Docs Screening: "Overburden" Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril
    Free Fresh Docs Screening: “Overburden” Depicts a Coal Industry in Peril

    On July 25, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a …

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    Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads
    Enjoy: Final Projects by Spring 2014 Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads

    On the evening of April 25th, six Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education students rece…

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