DURHAM, N.C.- The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University presents Documentary Projects, Presentations by Recipients of the Certificate in Documentary Studies Awarded by the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke University Continuing Studies. Recipients: Jan Eason, photography: Portsmouth, N.C.; Thorarinn Einarsson, video: Playing Chess with the Stazi; Bob Gilgor, photography and audio: Vital Aging; Amy Kellum, video: God Got Bigger; Sylvia Lai, video: Anime Rocks; Todd Lothery, video: A Reel Man; Ed McCall, video: Small Swords: Pop and His Gladiolus; Janet Perez, audio: Insight Beyond Eyesight.
The public is invited to view presentations of final projects by recipients of the Certificate in Documentary Studies for fall 2004. The certificate is presented by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke in collaboration with Duke University Continuing Studies program. This term, graduates have produced work in photography, audio, and video. Bios of the certificate recipients and descriptions of their final projects are listed below.
In addition to celebrating the work of these students, this event also provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Certificate in Documentary Studies. In addition to photography, audio, and video, the program also offers courses in oral history, documentary writing, and community documentary work. Certificate students must complete a total of six courses, including an introduction to documentary studies methods and ethics and a capstone seminar, which results in final documentary projects. Participants may also earn credit toward the certificate in the weeklong summer intensive institutes offered by CDS.