James Longley's "Kabul, Afghanistan" Exhibit Opens at the Power Plant Gallery

    James Longley’s “Kabul, Afghanistan” Exhibit Opens at the Power Plant Gallery

    “Jada-e-Maiwand, a vibrant neighborhood near the center of old Kabul, was a scene of fierce fighting and destruction during Afghanistan’s civil war. Twenty years later, the area remains only partially rebuilt: mud-brick homes flank open sewers, market stalls spill over from broad avenues, and winding alleyways reveal blacksmiths, corner grocers, bolani mongers, and bakers impaling […]

    December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

    December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

    Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on […]

    December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

    December 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects

    At a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, eleven Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies will present their final projects to the public and receive their Certificate in Documentary Arts, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by filmmaker Randolph Benson. During the course, students finish a substantial […]

    Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on "North Carolina Now"

    Watch: Lehman Brady Visiting Professor Marco Williams Interviewed on “North Carolina Now”

    Watch an interview with our 2014-15 Lehman Brady Professor, acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, that was recently featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The program “examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our arts and culture.” In the video below—beginning at timestamp 13:32—Williams […]

    Spring 2015: Three New Undergraduate Courses in Documentary Studies

    Spring 2015: Three New Undergraduate Courses in Documentary Studies

    Three Spring 2015 undergraduate classes—taught by director of the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center Barbara Lau, professor of the practice of Cultural Anthropology and CDS core faculty member Charles Thompson, and acclaimed filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014-15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor—highlight a diverse range of documentary inquiry. Read descriptions of the courses below. Learn more about […]

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    "From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration" Exhibit at CDS
    “From the World to Lynn: Stories of Immigration” Exhibit at CDS

    A multimedia exhibit featuring the work of Andrea Patiño Contreras, is now on view at the Cen…

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    CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts
    CDS Launches New Undergraduate Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to launch a new initiative for Duke University undergr…

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    Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts
    Registration Open for Spring 2015 Continuing Education Classes in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, …

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