Past Exhibits

The Jemima Code

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am to Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 5:00pm Toni Tipton-Martin
Kreps and Lyndhurst Galleries

The idea of a “Jemima Code” came to Toni Tipton-Martin as she was researching the varied history of African-Americans working in America’s kitchens. She discovered that they were virtually invisible. The character, Aunt Jemima, was built on a myth that combined various characteristics of African-American women into one, larger-than-life, mammy culinary stereotype. This stereotype was used to...

Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 1:45pm to Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 5:00pm Documentary Studies Students
Porch and University Galleries

Duke’s summer course, Capturing the City: Documentary Photography in Berlin, pushed students to immerse themselves fully in one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. They interpreted scenes of cultural life, public spaces, landscapes, and people. Project fieldwork sites included Tempelhof airfield—a Nazi-era airport made famous during the 1948–1949 Berlin Airlift and now used as a public park...

Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 5:00pm Ken Abbott
Juanita Kreps Gallery

It has an altitude of 2,700 feet so you can imagine how fine the air is & it is just at the crest of one of the Blue Ridge ranges with a most superb view across the valley at the mountains in the distance. —Elizabeth McClure to her cousin Martha Clarke, 1916

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.

Beyond the Front Porch 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 5:00pm Certificate in Documentary Studies Students
University Gallery

This exhibit features the final projects of six college seniors who will graduate with a CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies. Below are words from the seminar instructor, Alex Harris.

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