Past Exhibits

How Do We Heal?

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Monday, October 10, 2016 - 5:00pm
Sherry Zhang
Porch Gallery

An exhibit on view in the Center for Documentary Studies Porch Gallery features the photographs of CDS undergraduate Sherry Zhang. As part of the RIPP Fellowship in the Documentary Arts, Zhang was mentored this past fall by CDS instructor and cofounder Alex Harris. Zhang’s documentary portrait series of Duke women explores the themes of trauma and transformation in each of the women’s lives.

Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Alex Harris, Amanda Berg, Rachel Boillot, Jennifer Stratton
Rubenstein Photography Gallery

In the fall of 1971, under the auspices of the new Public Policy program at Duke University, documentary photographer Alex Harris began his first assignment: to photograph substandard housing and living conditions in North Carolina.

The Self-Care Exhibit: A Word & Image Act of Self-Preservation & Political Warfare

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
By The Beautiful Project
Juanita Kreps Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. —Audre Lorde, poet, scholar, feminist, and activist

Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:30am to Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Nadia Sablin
Rubenstein Photography Gallery

Nadia Sablin was chosen by renowned curator and historian Sandra S. Phillips to win the seventh biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography for her series Aunties.

South Side

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 5:00pm
Jon Lowenstein
Juanita Kreps Gallery

Artist Jon Lowenstein was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2014 for South Side, his project about the Chicago neighborhood where he has lived and worked for over a decade. The $10,000 prize supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, whose extended fieldwork projects rely on the interplay of words and images.

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