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What's on Tap

Duke offering Moogfest photo documentary course

Posted April 24

Photo by Ben Saren

— You've probably heard about Moogfest, a forward-thinking arts festival returning to Durham in May. But did you know that students can now register for a Moogfest course at Duke University?

That's right -- for the first time ever, Duke's Center for Documentary Studies will feature a class dedicated entirely to Moogfest.

Anyone can register to take the class, which will be a 12-hour, two-week-long photo documentary course filed under the university's "Continued Studies" program. During the class, students will prepare for Moogfest by creating a collaborative story capturing the essence of the festival through visual storytelling and documentation.

Put simply, the class will work with event staff to document Moogfest prior to and during the festival. After Moogfest, two post-festival classes will be devoted to group editing and critique, followed by an exhibition of selected student work.

The course will be taught by Bryce Lankard, a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC who co-founded Tribe Magazine in New Orleans in 1995. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including the Village Voice and the New York Times Magazine.

How to register

The class will meet at in the auditorium in the Center for Documentary Studies on May 16, 18, 23 and 25 from 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Space is limited, and registration for the course is open on a first come, first served basis.

The course registration fee is $295, which includes passes to the May 18-21 festival. Duke faculty, students and employees are eligible for a discount.


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