Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, "In Conversation With Pictures & Archives"

    Documentary Photographers Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete Pin, “In Conversation With Pictures & Archives”

    On October 22, a panel discussion exploring the use of historic archives by contemporary photographers, “In Conversation with Pictures & Archives,” will be held at the Center for Documentary Studies as part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival*. The discussion will be grounded in the work of the panelists: photographers and documentarians Alex Harris, Jen Kinney, and Pete […]

    October 30: Opening for "City Under One Roof," Jen Kinney's Lange-Taylor Prizewinning Project

    October 30: Opening for “City Under One Roof,” Jen Kinney’s Lange-Taylor Prizewinning Project

    “The City of Whittier is a world entire. The great myth of Alaska—harsh but rewarding, distant, lawless, primal, pristine—is alive here in funhouse distortion. The town occupies a crescent moon of shoreline, ringed in mountains and bordered by the sea.” —Jen Kinney, from City Under One Roof On October 30, the Center for Documentary Studies will host […]

    Steve Roden in Residence as Duke University's Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist

    Steve Roden in Residence as Duke University’s Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist

    This October, renowned multimedia artist Steve Roden (painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, sound installation, text, and performance pieces) will be at Duke University as the inaugural Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Visiting Artist, a new program of the university’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library that allows an artist to study and engage with archival, manuscript, and other special collections in […]

    Eula Biss Inaugurates New Visiting Writers' Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

    Eula Biss Inaugurates New Visiting Writers’ Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

      “On Immunity casts a spell. . . . There’s drama in watching this smart writer feel her way through this material. She’s a poet, an essayist and a class spy. She reveals herself as believer and apostate, moth and flame.”—New York Times On November 6–7, acclaimed author Eula Biss will visit Duke University to launch the Kenan-CDS […]

    "Oh Freedom Over Me" Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

    “Oh Freedom Over Me” Exhibit on Display as Part of Durham Reads Together

    In October, the Durham County Library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One, Congressman John Lewis’ acclaimed graphic memoir about his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. As part of the program, the library will display a former Center for Documentary Studies exhibit, Oh Freedom Over Me. The original 2004 exhibit marked the fortieth anniversary of […]

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    Feature-in-Progress "180 Days: Hartsville" Continues Fresh Docs Series
    Feature-in-Progress “180 Days: Hartsville” Continues Fresh Docs Series

    On October 24, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will presen…

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    Register Now! Upcoming Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts
    Register Now! Upcoming Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

    Spaces remain in several upcoming Center for Documentary Studies Continuing Education classes, all…

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    Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship
    Duke/CDS Alum Ryan White and Ben Cotner Awarded 2014 United States Artists Fellowship

    We are thrilled to congratulate Duke University and Center for Documentary Studies alumni Ryan Whi…

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    Conversation and Screening with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck
    Conversation and Screening with Renowned Filmmaker Raoul Peck

    On November 3, Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host two events—a lunchti…

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