Events

Feb 17 2018 (All day) to Jun 3 2018 (All day)
The Manifest portfolio consists of photographic representations of objects, documents, photographs, and books held in various public collections throughout the U.S. These repositories include various elements of material culture such as diaries, slave collars, human hair, a drum, souvenirs, and... Read More »
Feb 21 2018 - 9:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 5:00pm
"Red Summer" is a project by photographer Wendel A. White: large-format prints that, in his words, "combine photographs of the contemporary landscape made at or near the site of racial conflict with fragmented selections of contemporaneous newspaper reporting." Specifically, "the 'Red Summer'... Read More »
Apr 26 2018 - 8:00pm
A free hometown screening of "Thunder Road," the 2018 Grand Jury Prize Winner at SXSW and a Cannes Film Festival selection, will take place at the Rubenstein Arts Center. Ben Wiessner, one of the producers of "Thunder Road," lives in Durham and wanted to give a hometown screening of the film... Read More »
Apr 27 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Every spring, undergraduate students from the Center for Documentary Studies in the class Small Town USA photograph and document specific subjects residing within the city of Hillsborough. This particular exhibit - the students' photo presentations - is the culmination of the work attained over the... Read More »
Apr 27 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
A screening of documentary shorts is presented as part of the new Fresh Docs Prime series from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund, featuring short documentary works-in-progress by local filmmakers. Following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the... Read More »
Apr 28 2018 - 9:30am to Apr 29 2018 - 3:30pm
The Center for Documentary Studies is hosting a workshop taught by The Beautiful Project; this two-day workshop teaches young Black girls (ages 8-15) in the Durham area how to become image makers. Through photography and writing, these young girls will create images and words that celebrate their... Read More »
Apr 29 2018 - 2:00pm
Duke University (and other area university) seniors graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies will present their final capstone projects to the public and receive their certificates. Lunch will be served at 1pm, prior to the presentations. Open to the public.
May 14 2018 - 6:00pm
Reception at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Award-winning author Geoff Dyer will discuss and sign copies of his new book on Garry Winogrand, which follows in the tradition of John Szarkowski's classic book on photographer Eugene Atget. In The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, Dyer's one hundred essays... Read More »