Free Screening of "27 Months": Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

    Free Screening of “27 Months”: Peace Corps Film Kicks Off Fall Fresh Docs

    On September 26, the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund will present a free screening of director Ashley Tindall’s feature film on the experiences of three Peace Corps volunteers as part of the Fresh Docs series, which features documentary works-in-progress. Following screenings, SDF director Rachel Raney moderates a conversation with the filmmaker in which the audience participates, […]

    September 17 & 18: Events with "Hard Art, DC 1979" Photographer Lucian Perkins and Exhibit Curators

    September 17 & 18: Events with “Hard Art, DC 1979″ Photographer Lucian Perkins and Exhibit Curators

    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is hosting events to celebrate the traveling exhibit Hard Art, DC 1979 with photographer Lucian Perkins—along with musician/writer Alec MacKaye—and curators Lely Constantinople and Jayme McLellan. The exhibit is on view through October 11, 2014; click here for more information and a slideshow of images. In 1979, a soon-to-erupt hardcore punk scene took hold in Washington, D.C., with bands like […]

    Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for "South Side"

    Jon Lowenstein Wins 2014 Lange-Taylor Prize for “South Side”

    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University has awarded the twenty-second Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize to American photographer, filmmaker, and writer Jon Lowenstein for “South Side,” his testimony to the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. The $10,000 award is given to encourage documentary work in the tradition of acclaimed photographer Dorothea […]

    Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

    Deadline Extended to September 22 for CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

    Submissions for the seventh CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition will now be accepted through September 22, 2014, a one-week extension.* The prestigious biennial prize is awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Honickman Foundation. Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is this […]

    Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

    Duke and UNC Welcome Filmmaker Marco Williams as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor

    The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is honored to host acclaimed filmmaker and film educator Marco Williams on the Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campuses as the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to […]

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    "Picture Books" Exhibit Opens at Power Plant Gallery
    “Picture Books” Exhibit Opens at Power Plant Gallery

    Picture Books, a juried exhibition of self-published and handmade photography books, opens on Septe…

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    Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite "A Will for the Woods"
    Full Frame Third Friday Screening of Festival Favorite “A Will for the Woods”

    A Will for the Woods, winner of the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Audience Award, retur…

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    Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute
    Listen: Student Work from the 2014 Making It Sing Audio Institute

    This summer, nine producers from across the country came to the Center for Documentary Studies for t…

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