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August 2011

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC, Features Works by Documentary Studies Graduates

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Beyond the Front Porch, featuring the work of the 2011 CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies graduates, on view in the CDS Porch and University Galleries through Sept. 3, 2011.

The collection 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 undergraduates. This exhibition is an opportunity for them to celebrate their community to delve deeply into their families, and to bring individuals together.

The exhibition includes works by: Julia Aronson, Marissa Katarina Bergmann, Katherine Buse, Anna Cassell, Amy Cotter, Natalie Crimp, Alexis Dennis, Sarah Goetz, Kirstie Jeffrey, Alyssa Kisby, Aishlinn O’Connor, Chase Olivieri, Bhumi Purohit, Maya Robinson, and Eileen Zhang.

The Certificate in Documentary Studies at Duke University provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to bridge their educational experiences with creative expression through documentary fieldwork projects. Certificate students learn through classes incorporating community-based photography, filmmaking, oral history, and other documentary fieldwork methods.

For further info check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 919/660-3663 or visit (

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