Oct

02

Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Fall 2011 Inaugural Class

The Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media—in a unique program that will foster collaborations across disciplines and media as it trains sophisticated, creative art practitioners. Successful completion of the program requires […]

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Sep

15

Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk Sept. 20 at CDS

O’ Say Can You See, a gallery installation by artist Laura Poitras, is on view in the Kreps Gallery at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, July 25–December 22, 2011. Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk and Reception September 20, 2011, 6–9 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies Read more about the […]

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Sep

15

“Nine Visions”: Photography with Southern Vision

Cafeteria, Camp America. From the series “Guantanamo Bay.” Photograph by Christopher Sims. September 16–November 13, 2011 Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, 975 Main Street, Danville, Virginia Opening Reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30–7 p.m. Curated by Glenn Scarboro, president of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, Nine Visions includes the work of […]

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Sep

12

Student Profiles: Laura Doggett

  Laura Doggett is a community artist and educator who absolutely believes in the transformative power of creative expression and storytelling in the lives of young people. She has worked with teenager in DC, NYC, and the mountain of WV and KY to tell their stories through video, audio, and creative writing. She has been […]

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Sep

10

“Outlands: Land Over Time” Exhibition at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery

CDS director Tom Rankin’s photographs are included in the group exhibition Outlands: Land Over Time at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from September 10 to October 8, 2011. Also in the exhibition is work by Rachel Barrett, whose photographs from Bolinas in northern California were selected by juror Hank Willis Thomas for the 2010 […]

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Aug

17

“O’ Say Can You See” Installation by Laura Poitras at CDS through December 22, 2011

“O’ Say Can You See” still image from film by Laura Poitras. Photograph by Natalie Crimp. On September 11, 2001, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in lower Manhattan, where she lives. In the hours and days after the bombing and collapse of the World Trade Center Towers she shot film footage of stunned and grief-stricken citizens. […]

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Aug

17

“Whiskey and Geography”: “Spirits of Just Men” Excerpts Featured on Southern Spaces

The online journal Southern Spaces, produced at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, recently published two excerpts from Charles Thompson’s new book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. The first excerpt, a video produced by Marissa Katarina Bergmann, offers glimpses of modern-day Shooting Creek juxtaposed with […]

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Aug

05

Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

Alex Harris’s photographic work recently opened in a landmark exhibit at the Getty Museum show, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Evans to Now. Harris’s 18 large scale photographs are featured alongside those of Walker Evans, and two other contemporary photographers. A student of Walker Evans at Yale, Harris is the author of, among other books, […]

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May

31

Charlie Thompson on “Spirits of Just Men”

Charlie Thompson, director of the undergraduate program at CDS, holds the faculty position of Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion. His latest book,Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press), […]

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Apr

25

“Eyes on Cuba,” A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum

On Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m., Alex Harris will participate in “Eyes on Cuba,” a conversation at the Getty Museum with Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and author of An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba. They will discuss how their respective projects give voice to Cubans and express […]

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Jan

26

New MFA Program at Duke: Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts

A unique initiative, the new MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA) at Duke University couples experimental visual practice with the documentary arts in a two-year program. Priority Application Deadline: January 30, 2011 Post-deadline applications will be reviewed as space allows Guided by first-year advisors and a faculty thesis committee, students will explore a curriculum that […]

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