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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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 Nathaniel Dorsky: 18 at 18, features 18 films from the filmmaker, screened at silent speed, 18 frames […]

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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 JAN 31

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 –  January 31, 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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Sep

12

MFA|EDA 2017-18 Visiting Artists and Scholars

The Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts is proud and pleased to announce its slate of 2017-18 Visiting Artists and Scholars. Visitors to Duke’s MFA|EDA spend several days on campus during which time the visiting artist or scholar attends classes, meets with students in one-on-one critique as well group critique, and engages […]

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Aug

31

MFA|EDA Salon Screenings: Website Launch and Schedule

We are pleased to announce the launch of the MFA|EDA Salon website, for all your screening series schedule needs:   mfaedasalon.org Check it out, and we hope to see you at the shows.

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Jul

06

Introducing the Duke University MFA|EDA Class of 2019

Please join us in welcoming the incoming Class of 2019 cohort of Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. David D’Agostino David D’Agostino is a filmmaker and former instructor for Pittsburgh Filmmakers School. He received an art degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2003, and completed the 5th […]

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Jun

09

MFA|EDA Student & Alumni News: Summer 2017 Playlist

MFA|EDA dispatches from near and far, current and alumni. Congratulations all. ___________________________________________________ Tracy Fish (’15), featured in Oxford American’s Eyes on the South, and has joined the Photo faculty at the University of Nevada-Reno. John Rash (’14) works as producer/director at the Southern Documentary Project in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of […]

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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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Apr

20

Duke MFA|EDA 2017 Commencement Weekend, May 12-14

DUKE UNIVERSITY MFA|EDA CLASS OF 2017 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND ____________________________ Friday, May 12 3:00-5:00pm EXHIBITION RECEPTION There’s Content: Five Years of the MFA|EDA Rubenstein Photography Gallery Duke West Campus ____________________________ Saturday, May 13 12:00-3:00pm MFA|EDA OPEN STUDIO Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive ____________________________ Sunday, May 14 9:00am DUKE COMMENCEMENT University-Wide Commencement Ceremony MFA|EDA Degree Marshal SALIMA AL-ISMAILI Wallace Wade Stadium […]

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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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