Jul

31

MFA|EDA Jason Sudak (’17) Awarded 2018 Cassilhaus Fellowship

The Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship, made possible through a partnership between Cassilhaus, the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, was created with the idea that travel can be transformative in the life of an emerging artist. The biennial $10,000 fellowship, funded by Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus of Cassilhaus, supports recent Duke University MFA|EDA graduates […]

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Jul

26

Sarah Riazati (’19) Awarded Princess Grace Film Scholarship

We are pleased and proud to share the news that MFA|EDA graduate student Sarah Riazati (’19), has been awarded the Princess Grace Foundation’s 2018 John H. Johnson award to fund her feature film thesis project. Princess Grace Foundation 2018 Award Winners Princess Grace Foundation Press Release Meet Sarah here Congratulations Sarah!  

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Feb

01

Tamika Galanis (’16) Library of Congress Lovelace Fellowship

A message from Tom Rankin, Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University:   We are proud and pleased to share the news that Tamika Galanis has been awarded a Jon B. Lovelace Fellowship at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress where she […]

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Nov

14

Nathaniel Dorsky Premieres at Duke MFA|EDA, Feb 2-5

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program welcomes visiting artist Nathaniel Dorsky to Duke and Durham in the spring semester of 2018 for four nights of films, February 2-5. The program, entitled 18 at 18, features 18 films from the filmmaker, screened at silent speed, 18 frames per second. […]

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Oct

26

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin & the American Folklore Society

Congratulations to Tom Rankin, documentary photographer, Duke University professor of the practice in Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Center for Documentary Studies educator, and director the the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University. At this year’s American Folklore Society annual meeting in Minneapolis, Tom Rankin was designated for induction as an American […]

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Oct

21

ShopTalk with Ava Lowrey (’15) & DEMAN Weekend

The Duke MFA|EDA is pleased to welcome back Ava Lowrey (’15) as part of DEMAN Weekend (Duke Entertainment Media Arts Network), Nov 3-4, 2018. Among other DEMAN events, Ava will present a ShopTalk titled “Documenting the American South.” The talk is Friday November 3, 1:00 at the MFA|EDA Carpentry Shop (1509 Campus Drive). Ava currently […]

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Oct

17

Duke MFA|EDA Call for Applications: Deadline Feb 15

Duke University welcomes applications to its MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), a groundbreaking interdisciplinary arts program.  For Fall 2018 admission, applications will be accepted October 16, 2017 –  February 15, 2018. ——  Application and Information Here    —— A unique initiative, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts couples experimental visual practice with the […]

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May

05

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin in Southern Cultures

Days before the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, 2017, documentary photographer Tom Rankin shares memories of a lifetime attending the “greatest two minutes in sports: Read the article and see the photographs in Southern Cultures here

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Mar

09

There’s Content: 5 Years of MFA|EDA Exhibition, Spring 2017

There’s Content: Five Years of the Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts celebrates the fifth anniversary of Duke University’s MFA program with a joint exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery and The Archive of Documentary Arts in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Power Plant Gallery (April 4-May 6) […]

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Feb

16

Duke MFA|EDA 2017 Thesis Exhibition: March 3-April 4

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2017. Featuring site-specific projects by twelve MFA|EDA graduating students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, print-making, interactive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia over the […]

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Nov

17

MFA|EDA Screening: Bad at Geography with Bill Brown

Please join us this Sunday as we welcome punk/zinester/educator/filmmaker Bill Brown back across the Durham-Chapel Hill boundary line. Bill will be here to present two films that disarmingly challenge American borders, real and imagined. Sun, Nov 20 6:00pm @ Unexposed Microcinema 105 Hood St / Suite 5 __________________________________________ Program: The Other Side (2006, 40 min, […]

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Oct

17

Salima Al-Ismaili (’17) Named Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow

2016-2017 Kenan Institute for Ethics  Graduate Arts Fellow Salima Al-Ismaili (MFA|EDA ’17) is an Omani documentary artist working primarily in film and photography. Her previous documentaries explored issues of migration and displacement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Jordan. Al-Ismaili’s current focus explores the constructed and blurred assigned gender roles of women within religion, and the role […]

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