Fresh Docs Screening of "Earthcaster," April 24 at Full Frame Theater

    Fresh Docs Screening of “Earthcaster,” April 24 at Full Frame Theater

    The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund present a free screening of directors Georgann Eubanks and Donna Campbell’s Earthcaster as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker during which the audience provides valuable feedback. Earthcaster Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. […]

    "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 […]

    Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

    Watch: Instructors Describe Undergraduate Classes in Documentary Studies

    Enjoy these videos describing three new Fall 2015 undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. Taught by Archive of Documentary Art Curator Lisa McCarty, professor of cultural anthropology and documentarian Charles Thompson, and CDS Undergraduate Education Director Christopher Sims, the classes highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses and watch preview videos below. […]

    2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

    2015 Certificate in Documentary Studies Graduates

    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 Alex Harris, nine seniors in the 2015 spring semester Documentary Capstone Seminar completed a final project as the culmination of their documentary studies classes. On April 26, the students will […]

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

    In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    April 22: Free Screening of "Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory" on April 22
    April 22: Free Screening of “Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory” on April 22

    Join us at the Center for Documentary Studies for a screening of Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Te…

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    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize
    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize…

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    Student Work

    Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute
    Register Now for CDS Summer Course: One-Week Documentary Video Institute

    This summer the Center for Documentary Studies will offer its twelfth annual Documentary Video Ins…

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    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 Studie…

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