Feb

17

Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait, On View March 5-June 26

Via the Duke University Archive of Documentary Arts (ADA) Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait Photographs by Alex Harris, Amanda Berg, Rachel Boillot, & Jennifer Stratton March 5 – June 26, 2016, Rubenstein Photography Gallery Reception & Artist Talk: April 28, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm, Rubenstein Photography Gallery This exhibit will be comprised of a documentary […]

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Feb

03

MFA|EDA Class of 2017 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 […]

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Nov

30

MFA|EDA Works-In-Progress Presentations, Dec 8+9

Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress from the thirteen students in the class of 2017. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 8, and eight students will present on Wednesday, December 9; […]

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Aug

25

MFA|EDA Photo & Video Panelists at NC Museum of History

Hidden Stories of Abandoned Places Friday, September 4, 6:30-8:00 pm at the NC Museum of History What can photos, archival documents, personal recollections, and video reveal about the people who once inhabited a place and the circumstances that caused them to leave it behind? What affects the decisions a photographer or filmmaker makes about how […]

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Mar

25

MFA|EDA Class of 2016 Doc Fieldwork Blog: “Influences”

Class of 2016 Influences In the first semester of the MFA|EDA 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 […]

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Mar

13

Ruth Behar and The Vulnerable Observer: After Twenty Years, What Next?

MacArthur Award winning writer and cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar will give a public talk The Vulnerable Observer: After Twenty Years, What Next? at the Center for Documentary Studies on April 8th at 7PM. Wednesday April 8, 7:00 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies 1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham Free and open to the Public Reception and […]

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Nov

25

MFA|EDA Works-in-Progress Presentations, Dec 9+10

Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on […]

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Dec

04

MFA|EDA Works-In-Progress Presentations Dec. 10 & 11

Duke’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2015. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Tuesday, December 10, and nine students will […]

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Oct

08

In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty – Power Plant Gallery On Exhibit Now Through Dec 13

Via CDS Porch: The Power Plant Gallery at American Tobacco Campus is pleased to present In Practice: Work by Duke Arts Faculty, opening October 4. The exhibit includes works in a wide range of media—photography, film and video, printmaking, new media—by seventeen Duke faculty members and instructors from three arts units at the university: the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Department […]

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Nov

27

Documentary Fieldwork Presentations: 12.5 and 12.6

The MFA Experimental and Documentary Arts invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2014. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Five students will present their work on Wednesday, December 5, and ten students will present […]

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Jun

07

Alex Harris and E.O. Wilson on the Spirit of Mobile

Congratulations are in order to photographer and MFAEDA faculty member Alex Harris, who is working on the proofs for the production of his book with E.O. Wilson, Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City.  Publisher’s weekly reviewed the book in advance of publication, and on October 11th the Mobile Museum […]

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Dec

12

Presentation of MFA Student Works-in-Progress, 12/13

Duke’s first MFA program invites the public to showings of the documentary works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the inaugural class. The students are all enrolled in the first year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. The work of three students—Philip Brubaker, Wolfgang Hastert, and Jolene Mok was shown on Tuesday, December 6 (see end […]

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