On April 10 and 11 , 2019, in Washington, D.C., the Center for Documentary Studies Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts, Sherrill Roland, will perform his acclaimed interactive art piece, The Jumpsuit Project, at events presented by Georgetown University’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery and the school’s Prisons and Justice Initiative. There will be performance events at the gallery open to the public, as well as a six-mile walk, part of which is open to the public. Scroll down for schedule.

Graphic featuring Sherrill in an orange jumpsuit sitting in front of a whiteboard

Note: Myron Dewey (1972–2021) was Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor at Duke University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in Spring 2019; he was based at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. In “Remembering Myron Dewey,” CDS undergraduate education director Chris Sims remarks, “Myron posed questions of his students and colleagues that asked us to re-think fundamental assumptions about our relationships to land, education, and to creation itself.”

A portrait of Myron Dewey

Image: 2018–19 Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts, Sherrill Roland, in a photo from The Jumpsuit Project

2018–2019 Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts Sherrill Roland in a photo from The Jumpsuit Project.

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, all of whom will be working with community-based organizations in New York City; scroll down for more information on Elliott Golden, Liv Linn, Annabel Manning, and Chandler Phillips.

Artist Sherrill Roland has been awarded the Center for Documentary Studies’ (CDS) 2018–19 Post-MFA Fellowship in the Documentary Arts, and will be in residence at CDS for ten months, beginning September 1, 2018.

Headshot of Sherill Roland

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is pleased to welcome Michael Gulley as its new development director.

A portrait of Michael Gulley

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) has been fortunate to have artist/documentarian Tamika Galanis in its orbit for some time now—as an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts student (2014–16) and graduate assistant at CDS during her last year in the program, as the CDS exhibitions assistant in 2016–17, and as its inaugural Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts in 2017–18.

Tamika Galanis standing with her arms crossed.

Scene on Radio is a podcast from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS), distributed by PRX, that tells stories exploring human experience and American society. The podcast is produced and hosted by CDS audio director John Biewen.  Seasons 1 and 2 featured stand-alone episodes and multi-episode series, including the Peabody-nominated Seeing White series with collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika, which explored the history and meaning of whiteness.

A diptych: on the left, a headshot of John Biewen, on the right, a photo of Celeste Headlee.

Following a nomination by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, Jeainny Kim, who graduated in May 2018 with a degree in visual arts and a Certificate in Documentary Studies from CDS, has been awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts—an annual prize at fourteen major universities.

A portrait of Jeainny Kim.

Image: Evan Bell at Duke Chapel for her Faith in Color exhibition

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to CDS programs. The 2018 Julia Harper Day Award goes to Columbia, Maryland, native Evan Nicole Bell.

Photo: Evan Bell stands on the steps of Duke Chapel, talking to a small crowd of people.