Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow 2006-2007
Annie Dlugokecki (Duke ’06) is a still photographer with experience in both fine art and documentary photography. Her personal connection with photography, as a means to express ideas and explore personal events, has made her eager to share this craft with other people. Annie was a photography instructor at a local elementary school in conjunction with the Literacy Through Photography program at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Through her work at CDS, Annie has pursued a variety of photography projects. In the spring of her junior year she photographed a community called Southern Village, a planned suburban neighborhood in Chapel Hill. In her last semester at Duke, Annie completed a collaborative project with a woman named Regina who had recently been released from the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women. Annie took photographs and printed them using the cyanotype process. Regina then responded to the images by writing on them. Together Annie and Regina edited this collection of prints.
As a Lewis Hine Fellow, Annie worked with Julie’s Family Learning Center in Boston. In addition to developing a series of short documentary videos on Julie’s programs, she is shooting a series of large-format family portraits of the women the organization serves. These will be accompanied by interviews she conducts with the mothers in their homes.
To learn more about Annie’s work, visit: myexperienceasahinefellow.blogspot.com