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The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to introduce the 2019–2020 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, all of whom will be working with community-based organizations in New York City; scroll down for more information on Mariana Calvo, Alex Cunningham, Katie King, and Azzan Quick.

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is pleased to announce a National Endowment for the Humanities award to conduct “The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives (1940–1980)” in July 2020. The institute was offered for the first time in summer 2018; for the 2020 institute, CDS is again working in partnership with the SNCC Legacy Project and Teaching for Change.  

Participants at the first NEH-funded summer institute in 2018 toured the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice.

Delhi-based photographer Chandan Gomes will be in residence at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) September 24–28, 2019. Public events with Gomes will be at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

The residency is part of a programming and curricular initiative, "Imaginary Landscapes: Teacher-Students-Artists,” by Center for Documentary Studies undergraduate education director Christopher Sims and Literacy Through Photography director Katie Hyde and is funded by the Duke India Initiative.

An image of the artist, Chandan Gomes.

The Julia Harper Day Award was created by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) in 1992 in memory of the young woman who was CDS’s first staff member, a writer and photographer of real accomplishment. This $500 award goes to a graduating Duke University senior who has demonstrated excellence in documentary studies and contributed significantly to CDS programs. This year’s Julia Harper Day Award goes to Hangzhou (China), native Sini Nina Chen, a public policy major graduating with a Certificate in Documentary Studies as well as a Certificate in Policy Journalism and Media Studies.

A portrait of Sini Nina Chen

On April 10 and 11 in Washington, D.C., the Center for Documentary Studies Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts, Sherrill Roland, will perform his acclaimed interactive art piece, The Jumpsuit Project, at events presented by Georgetown University’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery and the school’s Prisons and Justice Initiative. There will be performance events at the gallery open to the public, as well as a six-mile walk, part of which is open to the public. Scroll down for schedule.

Graphic featuring Sherrill in an orange jumpsuit sitting in front of a whiteboard

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is honored to announce that indigenous filmmaker, organizer, and renowned educator Myron Dewey will be the Spring 2019 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor. The visiting joint chair professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill is administered by the Center for Documentary Studies.

A portrait of Myron Dewey

Image: 2018–19 Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts, Sherrill Roland, in a photo from The Jumpsuit Project

2018–2019 Post-MFA Fellow in the Documentary Arts Sherrill Roland in a photo from The Jumpsuit Project.

The Center for Documentary Studies is pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows, all of whom will be working with community-based organizations in New York City; scroll down for more information on Elliott Golden, Liv Linn, Annabel Manning, and Chandler Phillips.

Artist Sherrill Roland has been awarded the Center for Documentary Studies’ (CDS) 2018–19 Post-MFA Fellowship in the Documentary Arts, and will be in residence at CDS for ten months, beginning September 1, 2018.

Headshot of Sherill Roland

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University is pleased to welcome Michael Gulley as its new development director.

A portrait of Michael Gulley

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