Past Exhibits

In Conditions of Fresh Water

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:15am to Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 5:00pm Torkwase Dyson and Danielle Purifoy
Lyndhurst and Kreps Galleries

The exhibition, In Conditions of Fresh Water, on view March 2-June 3, 2017 in the Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries at the Center for Documentary Studies, presents paintings, drawings, photographs, and writings from the collaborative documentary research of artist Torkwase Dyson, attorney/environmental scientist Danielle Purifoy, and community members of both Alamance and Lowndes Counties, collected...

Post Mégantic

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 5:00pm Michel Huneault
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

Canadian documentary photographer Michel Huneault was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2015 for Post Mégantic, his project on a small town in Quebec that was the site of Canada’s deadliest train disaster in 150 years. The $10,000 prize supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, whose extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of...

The Jemima Code

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:00pm Toni Tipton-Martin
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

The idea of a “Jemima Code” came to Toni Tipton-Martin as she was researching the varied history of African-Americans working in America’s kitchens. She discovered that they were virtually invisible. The character, Aunt Jemima, was built on a myth that combined various characteristics of African-American women into one, larger-than-life, mammy culinary stereotype. This stereotype was used to...

Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 1:45pm to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 5:00pm Documentary Studies Students
Porch and University Galleries

Duke’s summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. They interpreted scenes of cultural life, public spaces, landscapes, and people. Project fieldwork sites included Tempelhof airfield—a Nazi-era airport made famous during the 1948–1949 Berlin Airlift and now used as a public park...

Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 5:00pm Ken Abbott
Juanita Kreps Gallery

It has an altitude of 2,700 feet so you can imagine how fine the air is & it is just at the crest of one of the Blue Ridge ranges with a most superb view across the valley at the mountains in the distance. —Elizabeth McClure to her cousin Martha Clarke, 1916

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