Remembering Leslie Brown

    Remembering Leslie Brown

    “My family is from the South, and I began my career as a historian sitting under the dining room table listening to the grown folks talk.” —Leslie Brown We at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) were very saddened to learn of Leslie Brown’s recent passing, and have always known how fortunate we were that our […]

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams' "The Bathers"

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2008, Jennette Williams’ “The Bathers”

    The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2004, Steven B. Smith’s “The Weather and a Place to Live”

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2004, Steven B. Smith’s “The Weather and a Place to Live”

    The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]

    August 26: Next Installment of "Audio Under The Stars"

    August 26: Next Installment of “Audio Under The Stars”

    Audio Under the Stars—a series of summer-long outdoor listening parties hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies and created by two graduates of our Certificate in Documentary Arts program—debuted in 2014 to widespread delight, with curated playlists of compelling audio pieces. This month’s show is “Work It: Stories of Labor and Leisure,” featuring stories about […]

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2002, Larry Schwarm's "On Fire"

    2016 First Book Prize in Photography Countdown Highlights Past Winners: From 2002, Larry Schwarm’s “On Fire”

    The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is a biennial prize that offers publication of a book of photography, a $3,000 award, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of winners of the prize. Each year a significant and innovative artist, curator, or writer in photography is chosen to judge the prize […]

    Events+Exhibitions

    August 18: Reception, Artist's Talk, and Book Signing for "Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm" Exhibit
    August 18: Reception, Artist’s Talk, and Book Signing for “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm” Exhibit

    An exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies features thirty-eight color images by Ken Ab…

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    Programs+Projects

    Register Now: New Fall 2016 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online
    Register Now: New Fall 2016 Continuing Education Courses, Both Onsite and Online

    The Center for Documentary Studies offers Continuing Education classes year-round—in photography, …

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    Student Work

    2016 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects
    2016 John Hope Franklin Award Winners Immerse Themselves in Summer-Long Documentary Projects

    And they’re off….five undergraduates from local universities will be pursuing summerlong documen…

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    CDS Recommends

    2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award Winners
    2016 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award Winners

    Congratulations are in order for the winners of the Archive of Documentary Arts’ ADA Collecti…

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