Remembering Raymond Gavins

    Remembering Raymond Gavins

    Raymond Gavins, who passed away May 22, 2016, is remembered fondly and with gratitude by all of us at the Center for Documentary Studies. CDS is extremely fortunate to have worked with Gavins from its outset. In 1991, the year after we opened our doors at Duke University, he became project director of CDS’s Behind the […]

    "Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm" Exhibit Opens June 2

    “Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm” Exhibit Opens June 2

    A new exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies features thirty-eight color images by Ken Abbott, who photographed Hickory Nut Gap Farm over a period of five years. The site in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina includes an old inn—the “Big House”—and surrounding property, where five generations of one family have lived and worked the land. Abbott […]

    "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

    June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town
    June 2: Anytown, USA Students Screen Their Films About a Small North Carolina Town

    Now in its eighth year, a continuing education course at the Center for Documentary Studies taught b…

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    Programs+Projects

    Enjoy Online: Spring/Summer 2016 Issue of “Document”
    Enjoy Online: Spring/Summer 2016 Issue of “Document”

    The quarterly publication Document features some of the best documentary work supported and produc…

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    Student Work

    "Beyond the Front Porch 2016" Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads
    “Beyond the Front Porch 2016” Features Work by Certificate in Doc Studies Grads

    The Certificate in Documentary Studies program attracts Duke undergraduates to the Center for Docume…

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    May 27: "Audio Under The Stars" Returns for Season 3 on the CDS Lawn
    May 27: “Audio Under The Stars” Returns for Season 3 on the CDS Lawn

    Audio Under the Stars—a series of summer-long outdoor listening parties created by graduates of …

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