May 14 & 15: Commencement Events for the MFA|EDA Class of 2016

    May 14 & 15: Commencement Events for the MFA|EDA Class of 2016

    Congratulations to the MFA|EDA Class of 2016! During a two-day commencement celebration May 14–15, sixteen students will receive their MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts degrees from Duke University. An open studio event will be followed the next day by a special MFA|EDA Commencement and Diploma Distribution at the Nasher Museum of Art, which will feature Pulitzer […]

    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. […]

    "Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait" Photography Exhibit

    “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 […]

    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

    May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”
    May 13: Fresh Docs Series Screens “Liberty Warehouse”

    The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free …

    More in Events+Exhibitions

    Programs+Projects

    #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…

    More in Programs+Projects

    Student Work

    May 11 & 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects
    May 11 & 12: Certificate in Documentary Arts Grads Present Final Projects

    At a two-night graduation event at the Full Frame Theater, seven Continuing Education students at th…

    More in Student Work

    CDS Recommends

    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…

    More in CDS Recommends