Nov

07

MFA|EDA Shan Shan Feature and Interview in LandEscape

   MFA|EDA student Shan Shan (2014) was interviewed and featured in the November Issue of LandEscape Art Review. LandEscape is launching the new edition of ‘LandEscape Now!’, an international contemporary art competition, which introduces works of art by international artists working in various fine arts disciplines. LandEscape aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge artworks in contemporary […]

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Nov

06

EVERYBODY STREET with MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Cheryl Dunn

Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts is proud to welcome MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Cheryl Dunn to campus and to Durham, November 19-21. Among class visits, critique sessions with MFA|EDA students and other events, the acclaimed photographer will screen her street photography documentary, EVERYBODY STREET, Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00pm. The screening is free […]

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Nov

02

Visiting Photojournalist David Degner and the Arab Spring

Via CDS Porch: Acclaimed Middle Eastern–based photojournalist David Degner will visit Duke University to talk about his work at two public events and to speak to undergraduates and students in the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program. The freelance photographer has been based in Egypt for the past three years, living a block from Cairo’s Tahrir Square; he […]

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Oct

31

MFA|EDA Aaron Canipe and Libi Striegl in Petty Thieves #3

Via Empty Stretch:   Petty Thieves Number Three Posted on October 30, 2013 by thefacelesskid   Petty Thieves Number Three Various Artists 96 pages, saddle stitch, 6x9in Edition of 100 Printer: SmartPress Purchase – 18USD + S/H Featuring: Patrick Joust, Peter Currie, Phil Jackson, Sofie van Dam, Jacob Fogel, Laura Pannack, McNair Evans, Josh Anderson, Carine Wallauer, Justine Tobiasz, Rosaline Shahnavaz, Jason Hanasik, Maureen Drennan, Lloyd Stubber, Mads Greve, Ben Huff, Aimee Pijpers, Libi […]

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Oct

30

MFA|EDA Caitlin Margaret Kelly Curates The Icon Industry

Via The Kenan Institute for Ethics:   The Icon Industry: The Visual Economy of Human Rights, Nov. 4 This exhibit of student work, curated by Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Caitlin Margaret Kelly, explores, critiques, and/or celebrates the notion of the iconic image in human rights issues as seen in our news media. It aims to […]

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Oct

28

MFA|EDA Director Tom Rankin presents at the Library of Congress

Via CDS Porch: TOM RANKIN TO GIVE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BOTKIN LECTURE ON “ONE PLACE”, OCTOBER 30 “‘I confine myself to the place I was born and raised,’ [Paul] Kwilecki once said, ‘not as an arbitrary discipline or to prove that subjects worthy of photographs exist everywhere and in abundance, though it is true that […]

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Oct

15

Alumnus Joel Wanek at the 57th BFI London Film Festival

2013 Alumnus Joel Wanek‘s thesis film Sun Song will be making its world festival premiere at the 57th BFI London Film Festival on Thursday of this week. Sun Song is included in the EXPERIMENTA program, which is the festival’s annual survey of avant-garde and artists’ film & video.   Click here to view a trailer of Sun […]

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Oct

12

MFA|EDA at SPE Regional and National Conferences

MFA|EDA alumnus Wolfgang Hastert (2013) is presenting at this year’s SPE West Regional Conference, ‘On the Brink: Photography as Witness’. He will show a cross-media presentation of DAYS AT HOME, his artist’s book incorporating pinhole photography with text and reproductions of Super-8 film footage. HOME explores personal family history set against a sequence of universal […]

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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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Sep

27

MFA|EDA at the 51st New York Film Festival, Sept 27-Oct 13

Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce MFA|EDA student, alumni, faculty and visiting artist participation at the 51st Annual New York Film Festival. MFA|EDA students and alumni presenting work are: Marika Borgeson, Erin Espelie, Lisa McCarty and Talena Sanders. In addition, Duke AMI’s Associate Director & Instructor Josh Gibson and Visiting Artist […]

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Sep

23

MFA|EDA Visiting Artist Jim Dow asks: Is Photography Over?

Renowned photographer Jim Dow will bring an encyclopedic knowledge of photography and selections from his vast collection of archival slides to discuss the question, “Is Photography Over?,” a free public talk that’s part of his Visiting Artist residency at Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.   Monday, September 30, 5:00 p.m. Full Frame Theater, Power […]

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Sep

05

MFA|EDA and the Future of Documentary Education

Via PBS POV: THE FUTURE OF DOCUMENTARY EDUCATION:  INSIDE THREE NEW COLLEGE PROGRAMS by Shannon Carroll | Sept 5, 2013 If you could create a documentary degree program in 2013, what would it look like? What skills would you have to teach the filmmakers of tomorrow while the media landscape is changing rapidly and before […]

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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

27

4th Friday 6Pack: MFA|EDA Talena Sanders (’13)

Welcome to the second installment of MFA|EDA’s 4th Friday Alumni 6Pack. We are pleased to continue the new custom with the inimitable Talena Sanders, from the inaugural Class of 2013. Away we go:   1. Interloping To thrust oneself into the affairs of others. I am here (right now, in Mexico) from elsewhere, and I am around […]

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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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Jun

22

4th Friday 6Pack: MFA|EDA Laurids Andersen Sonne (’18)

Welcome to the MFA|EDA’s inaugural 4th Friday Alumni 6Pack. We are pleased to kick off the new custom with Laurids Andersen Sonne, from the recently-graduated Class of 2018. Away we go:   1. Merlin bird ID Lately I have found myself on walk-abouts with friends out in nature with binoculars hanging around my neck and Merlin bird […]

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Jun

18

Introducing the MFA|EDA Class of 2020

Please join us in welcoming the incoming Class of 2020 cohort of Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts.   Fati Abubakar Fati Abubakar is a documentary photographer, photojournalist, and public health worker from Nigeria, born and raised in Maiduguri, Borno State. She has a Bachelors degree in Nursing and a Masters degree in […]

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May

08

2018 Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship Call for MFA|EDA Alumni

2018 CASSILHAUS TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS   How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else. R. Buckminster Fuller ~~~~ The Duke University Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program (MFA|EDA) and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) are pleased to announce the Call for […]

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Apr

18

Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship Presentation: Alina Taalman, May 4

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber _________________________________ Please join us for the inaugural Cassilhaus Travel Fellowship presentation, featuring the work-in-progress of 2016 Cassilhaus Travel Fellow Alina Taalman, May 4, 6:00pm at the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham. The work, entitled Kolmas Punkt, (The Third Point), Taalman says, […]

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Apr

06

Duke MFA|EDA Class of 2018 Commencement, May 13

Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts 2018 Commencement Sunday, May 13 MFA|EDA Commencement Speaker GEOFF DYER __________________________________ 9:00am University-wide Commencement Ceremony Wallace Wade Stadium ~ 3:00pm MFA|EDA Commencement Ceremony Commencement Address by Geoff Dyer Nasher Museum Auditorium ~ 5:00pm MFA|EDA Graduation Reception Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge __________________________________ Duke University  MFA | […]

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Feb

26

MFA|EDA 2018 Thesis Exhibition: On View at Duke and in Durham

The Duke University Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts program is proud to announce its spring thesis exhibition, MFA|EDA 2018. Featuring site-specific projects by twelve graduating MFA|EDA students, the exhibition presents a tremendous range of work including presentations of film and video, installation, sculpture, photography, immersive arts, performance, sound, and multimedia over the […]

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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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