Submissions Are Open for 2016 Lange-Taylor Prize; May 16 Deadline

    Submissions Are Open for 2016 Lange-Taylor Prize; May 16 Deadline

    This year marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies. The $10,000 prize is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Lange and writer and social scientist Taylor, and supports documentary artists—working alone or in teams—whose existing, extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of words and images. […]

    April 28: Events for "Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait" Photography Exhibit

    April 28: Events for “Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait” Photography Exhibit

    A documentary photography project on housing and living conditions in the state—Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait—features the 1971–72 work of acclaimed documentary photographer Alex Harris, a Duke professor and cofounder of the school’s Center for Documentary Studies, and contemporary work by three of his former students, all graduates of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program: Rachel Boillot, Jennifer […]

    April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

    April 29: Fresh Docs Series Screens “A Sense of the Fitness of Things”

    The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Lisa Sorg’s A Sense of the Fitness of Things. (View trailer.) The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.  Note: Fresh Docs screenings […]

    Register Now for 2016 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

    Register Now for 2016 Summer Institutes in the Documentary Arts

    The Center for Documentary Studies is offering nine summer learning opportunities in 2016 through our Continuing Education program. These intensive Summer Institute sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public. Their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those students working toward a certificate. Registration is now open for the […]

    2016 Full Frame Winners Announced: Grand Jury, CDS Filmmaker, and Other Festival Awards

    2016 Full Frame Winners Announced: Grand Jury, CDS Filmmaker, and Other Festival Awards

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced the 2016 festival award recipients on April 10, 2016, the last day of the nineteenth annual event. Nine awards and a special jury mention were given, including Full Frame’s top prize, the Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award (Starless Dreams) with a Special Jury Mention (Gleason), and the […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    April 29: Small Town, USA Pop-Up Exhibition and Student Presentations
    April 29: Small Town, USA Pop-Up Exhibition and Student Presentations

    For the past ten years, Duke University undergraduates have been documenting Hillsborough, North Car…

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    #PPGArtists: Public Studio Residencies at the Power Plant Gallery
    #PPGArtists: Public Studio Residencies at the Power Plant Gallery

    This summer, the Power Plant Gallery, an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and MF…

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    Student Work

    2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius
    2016 Julia Harper Day Award Winner: Katie Jane Fernelius

    The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies in 1992 in memory o…

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    June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students
    June 13–19: LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Offers Opportunities for Students

    With our connections to and great admiration for the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesv…

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