Student Profiles: Eric Barstow

Eric Barstow was born in Manhattan, New York, and lived in Queens during his childhood. He has placed all of his focus on filmmaking and understanding the process from beginning to end. He graduated summa cum laude from St. Augustine’s College, where he studied film. Check out an example of his work.

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… Continue reading Laura Poitras Artist’s Talk Sept. 20 at CDS

“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… Continue reading “Nine Visions”: Photography with Southern Vision

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

MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

Join us for barbeque, beer, and a champagne toast as we welcome the inaugural class of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, and celebrate the opening of the program’s newly renovated studio building. Thursday, September 8, 6-9 p.m. The Carpentry Shop 1509 Campus Drive (Lot parking available at Smith Warehouse and the Center for… Continue reading MFAEDA Welcome Party on September 8

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

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

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,… Continue reading Video Interviews with Photographer Alex Harris

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

Eyes on Cuba: A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth BeharWednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California   The event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, opening next month at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and… Continue reading Eyes on Cuba: A Conversation with Alex Harris and Ruth Behar at the J. Paul Getty Museum