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
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.
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.
Rubenstein Photography Gallery
In the fall of 1971, under the auspices of the new Public Policy program at Duke University, documentary photographer Alex Harris began his first assignment: to photograph substandard housing and living conditions in North Carolina.
Juanita Kreps Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. —Audre Lorde, poet, scholar, feminist, and activist