CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies are works of creative exploration by writers and photographers who convey new ways of seeing and understanding human experience in all its diversity—books that tell stories, challenge our assumptions, awaken our social conscience, and connect life, learning, and art.


Documentary Arts and Culture with the University of North Carolina Press

Documentary Arts and Culture
A series edited by Alexa Dilworth, Wesley Hogan, and Tom Rankin

In a time when the tools of documentary are becoming accessible to wider groups of people and universities are founding programs to teach theories and traditions in documentary studies, the Center for Documentary Studies and the University of North Carolina Press are joining together to publish a series of books that promote the practice of documentary expression. Drawing on the perspectives of contemporary documentary artists and writers, books in the series will offer new and important ways to think about learning and doing documentary work and help build a historical and theoretical base for the study and practice of documentary.

CDS Honickman First Book Prize in Photography with Duke University Press

New Releases

The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present
Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922
Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region by Scott L. Matthews
Test of Faith: Signs, Serpents, Salvation: Photographs by Lauren Pond
Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price
Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, Revised Second Edition
Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Full Catalogue

Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price
Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor, with photographs by Alex Harris
Literacy & Justice Through Photography
Wendy Ewald, Katherine Hyde, Lisa Lord
Iraq | Perspectives
Benjamin Lowy
The Bathers
Jennette Williams, Foreword by Mary Ellen Mark