March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

    March 25: Event with Award-Winning Filmmaker and Lehman Brady Professor Marco Williams

    The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to present a public talk with filmmaker Marco Williams, the 2014–15 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies. CDS coordinates the cross-campus collaboration between Duke University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, which brings distinguished practitioners and scholars of the documentary arts to both […]

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches "Influences" Blog

    MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Launches “Influences” Blog

    In the first semester of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke, the Documentary Fieldwork seminar is taught as an opportunity for students to create a new body of documentary work, in a sense to define what they mean by documentary work through their own artistic practice. This new work—presented at the end […]

    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

    Special 25th Anniversary Issue of “Document” Available Online

    The Center for Documentary Studies opened its doors as a nonprofit affiliate of Duke University in 1990; we’ll be celebrating our 25th Anniversary throughout 2015. Now online: a special anniversary issue of our quarterly publication, Document, which regularly features a selection of the best documentary work we support and produce. To browse past issues, click here. To receive print […]

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series "Aunties"

    Nadia Sablin Wins CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for Her Color Series “Aunties”

    Freelance photographer Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her color series Aunties. The images document, as Sabin writes, “the lives of my aunts who live in Northwest Russia. Alevtina and Ludmila are in their seventies but carry on the traditional Russian […]

    March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

    March 18: Bestselling Author Leslie Jamison, Visiting Writer in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

    Extraordinary. . . . Her cerebral, witty, multichambered essays tend to swing around to one topic in particular: what we mean when we say we feel someone else’s pain. . . .Watching the philosopher in Ms. Jamison grapple with empathy is a heart-expanding exercise.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times On March 18 on Duke’s East Campus, […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    Lynsey Addario's "Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan" Now On View Through April 18
    Lynsey Addario’s “Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan” Now On View Through April 18

    Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan is on view at the Center for Documentary Studies through A…

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    Programs+Projects

    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize
    May 7: Submissions Deadline for 2015 Lange-Taylor Prize

    This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the prestigious Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize…

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    Student Work

    March 26: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Continues With "Border Crossing 101"
    March 26: CDS Undergrad Outreach Film Series Continues With “Border Crossing 101″

      The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is presenting a four-part screening series on Duke U…

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    April 4: Special Screening of "In My Mind" at the National Gallery of Art
    April 4: Special Screening of “In My Mind” at the National Gallery of Art

    On April 4, a special screening at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of a film from C…

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