Past Exhibits

Shared Origins: An Adoptive Family's Journey Back to Ethiopia

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 8:00am to Friday, September 3, 2010 - 5:00pm
Elena Rue
Porch and University Galleries

Elena Rue is a documentary photographer who explores issues associated with international adoption and orphaned children. As a 2006 Hine Fellow, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, she spent nine months working with a local non-governmental organization in Ethiopia to document the lives of AIDS orphans in Addis Ababa.

Literacy Through Photography - Arusha, Tanzania

Monday, June 28, 2010 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:00pm
Katie Hyde
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

Literacy Through Photography (LTP), an innovative arts and education program developed twenty years ago by artist Wendy Ewald at the Center for Documentary Studies in conjunction with the Durham Public Schools, challenges children to explore the world by photographing scenes from their lives and using their own images as catalysts for verbal and written expression.

The Ripple Effect: A Visual Response to the Contemporary Civil Rights Agenda

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:00am to Friday, May 21, 2010 - 5:00pm
CDS Students
University Gallery

Works in progress by students in the Spring 2010 Continuing Education course "Asking Why: Approaches to Social Documentary Photography," taught by Sheila Turner

Three Hours. West Main and Broad Streets.

Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 5:00pm
Students in the Visual Storytelling Workshop
Porch Gallery

Still documentary photographs are worth a thousand negotiated meanings: They seek to explain how things are, while at the same time offer a photographer’s interpretation of the world. Documentary photography is not objective because photographers are human—subjectivity is inevitable. Photographers and viewers both may become politically engaged, educated, or emotionally involved by creating and/...

Reciprocity: Cedric Chatterley's Handmade Cameras

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 9:00am to Friday, May 21, 2010 - 5:00pm
Cedric Chatterly
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

Cedric Chatterley makes photographs using film and he still prints in the darkroom. A few years ago, he started making cameras. The first cameras Chatterley built were made for him alone, an exercise in the imaginative and practical use of found objects and cast-off materials. He then became inspired to collaborate with friends and fellow artists—not only in creating images but also in...

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