May 29: "Audio Under The Stars" Summer-Long Audio Festival Kicks Off With Stories on Homecoming

    May 29: “Audio Under The Stars” Summer-Long Audio Festival Kicks Off With Stories on Homecoming

    Saying good-bye is hard. Sometimes coming back is even harder. From prodigal sons to prom dresses, we explore what it means to come (or leave) home. — Audio Under the Stars creators Jenny Morgan and Elizabeth Friend on “Homecoming,” the theme of the first event Audio Under the Stars—a series of summer-long outdoor listening parties created by alums […]

    “Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

    “Anytown USA”: Screening of Student Documentary Video Projects on Robbins, North Carolina on May 22 and May 26

    One small town. Seven stories. Seven filmmakers. Despite popular misconceptions, the overwhelming majority of North Carolinians live in towns of 5,000 people or less. We are a state of small towns. In fact, NC has the second-most number of small towns in the country. But all is not well. The mass exodus of manufacturing abroad […]

    CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

    CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

    Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]

    Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

    Christopher Sims Awarded Arte Laguna Prize

    Christopher Sims, undergraduate education director at the Center for Documentary Studies and Lecturing Fellow in the Documentary Arts, will receive the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art, one of Italy’s most prestigious photography awards. The prize includes an exhibition in Venice as well as a cash award of €7,000. Over three thousand people gathered recently in the […]

    Full Frame Third Friday: “From This Day Forward” Screens FREE on May 15

    Full Frame Third Friday: “From This Day Forward” Screens FREE on May 15

    Put it on your calendar: From This Day Forward, which had its World Premiere at the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, returns to Durham for a free Third Friday screening as part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) Full Frame Theater, Power Plant building American Tobacco Campus […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    "Phone Home Durham" Exhibit Celebrating Durham Culture and Locales Opens May 29
    “Phone Home Durham” Exhibit Celebrating Durham Culture and Locales Opens May 29

    “Through this performance, the digital converts to the material — from an image living in th…

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    CDS Paid Internships for 2015–2016: Exhibitions and Digital Arts and Publishing
    CDS Paid Internships for 2015–2016: Exhibitions and Digital Arts and Publishing

    The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is accepting applications for two paid n…

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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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    Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

    We at the Center for Documentary Studies feel extremely fortunate to have worked with the inimitabl…

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