Past Exhibits

Full Color Depression

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:00am to Monday, July 23, 2012 - 5:00pm FSA
Kreps Gallery

The photographs taken by the Library of Congress’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) team—composed of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, and others, under the leadership of Roy Emerson Stryker—include some of the most recognizable images of rural and small-town America during the Great Depression. Beginning in 1935, the team captured at least 175,000 black-and-white images of...

Here, Anywhere

Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:00pm Tamas Dezso
Porch and University Galleries

In recognition of mutual interests in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.

O' Say Can You See

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:00pm Laura Poitras
Kreps Gallery

Photograph by Natalie Crimps

Looking Back: 9/11 Across America

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 5:00pm An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices
Lyndhurst Gallery

Photograph by Joel Mora On September 12, 2001, the day after devastating terrorist attacks shook the country, conversations at the American Folklife Center recalled Alan Lomax’s response to another historic breach of U.S. territory. On December 8, 1941, Lomax, then in charge of the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song, called on a team of historians and folklorists to collect...

Beyond the Front Porch 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:00pm to Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 1:15pm CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies graduates
Porch and University Galleries

The collection, Beyond the Front Porch, features the work of this year’s sixteen Documentary Studies Certificate recipients. These students seek to address social issues, comment on education reform, capture the Durham revival, and mold portraits through their work. Through these documentaries, the graduating class makes use of the skills they have learned through their time as Duke...