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Support CDS

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University, is much more than a traditional educational center.

Truly one of a kind, CDS is the sole university-based institution that teaches, produces, and presents all of the documentary arts for a broad range of people, from emerging and established artists whose work we exhibit or publish to individuals of all backgrounds and ages who have stories to tell and need the tools and skills to do so.

CDS is the pre-eminent place for documentary across all mediums—photography, film, video, writing, audio, experimental and new media—and in all forms, including projects based in the archives, oral history, and musical and theatrical performance.

The shortest distance between two people is a story.
Help us keep telling the stories that matter.

Two Ways to Give

1) You may make a secure on-line donation:

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2) You may send a check payable to "Center for Documentary Studies."

Send to: 

Center for Documentary Studies
Attn: Development
1317 W. Pettigrew Street
Durham, NC 27705

For More Information:

Kathryn Banas, Senior Development Associate
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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Image above: Opening reception for the exhibition We’re One House: Large Format Photography (detail). Photograph by Nick Pironio.

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