"An Everyday Affair" Exhibit of Eastman Kodak Ads Opens at CDS

    “An Everyday Affair” Exhibit of Eastman Kodak Ads Opens at CDS

    “The idea gradually dawned on me that what we were doing was not merely making dry plates, but that we were starting out to make photography an everyday affair.” —George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company A new exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies curated by CDS exhibitions intern Lisa McCarty surveys 101 years of Eastman […]

    Events with Photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen

    Events with Photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen

    Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts has partnered with the Center for Documentary Studies, Daylight Books, the Sallie Bingham Center, and SPECTRE Arts to bring documentary photographers Vincent Cianni and Mariette Pathy Allen to Durham for a series of talks, presentations, and conversations, April 23–25 (see below), culminating with a book signing and exhibition of […]

    Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

    Certificate in Documentary Arts Graduates Present Final Projects, April 25

    Six Continuing Education students at the Center for Documentary Studies  will graduate this spring from the Certificate in Documentary Arts program, having completed a structured sequence of courses culminating with a Final Seminar taught by folklorist and filmmaker Nancy Kalow. They will present their final projects and receive their certificates at a graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, […]

    "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

    “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

    This year’s Ethics Film Series at Duke University explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring documentary and narrative films that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social progress and persistent inequalities. Screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the public; refreshments and parking passes are provided. Monday, April 14, 7 p.m. Griffith […]

    Reception and Artist's Talk with "My White Friends" Photographer Myra Greene

    Reception and Artist’s Talk with “My White Friends” Photographer Myra Greene

    The Center for Documentary Studies will host Myra Greene at an event for the exhibit My White Friends, the photographer’s series of “racial identity portraits” in which her subjects were “manicured into a space and provided an opportunity to respond to the idea of being imaged for their race.” The exhibit is on view at CDS through May 17, […]