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Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

  • 1317 W Pettigrew St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 660-3663
  • Fax: (919) 681-7600

Independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University committed to teaching, producing, and presenting the documentary arts: photography, film, audio, writing, and other creative media. CDS is a gathering place for students of all ages, visitors, and artists who understand how documentary stories can wake us up, change our perspectives, and inspire us to action.
CDS was founded in 1989 as the first institution in the US dedicated solely to the rich legacy and continuing practice of the documentary tradition. With an emphasis on the role of the individual in contributing to society, they teach a wide range of classes in the documentary arts to both undergraduate and continuing education students; exhibit documentary work in their galleries; and produce and support documentary work through their programs and projects, including an awards program, a publishing arm, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, audio fieldwork projects, a documentary writing program, and more.

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Photography Exhibit - "Transits and Migrations: A Summer in Berlin"

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 …


Photography Exhibit - "Post Mégantique"

Canadian documentary photographer Michel Huneault was awarded a solo show at CDS as part of the Lange-Taylor Prize, which he won in 2015 for Post Mégantic, his project on a small town in …


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