Gurganus lives in a small town in North Carolina. He told a recent interviewer, “Novelists don’t start life till turning forty. By that measure, as an artist, I am a blushing twenty six year old. I’ve only just begun…”
Visiting Artists | 2013
Film curator and co-founder of the "Views From The Avant–Garde," an annual series now in its 15th year at the New York International Film Festival. McElhatten has curated programs for the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the National Gallery of Art, DC; and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who was born in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Art History. In the late 90s she began to focus on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists of her generation who have influenced the realities of urban life through their own work.
A freelance photographer working mainly for magazines and newspapers, represented by Getty Reportage. David Degner lives living in Cairo, Egypt, his base for photographic adventures.
Evgenia was born in 1985 in the Arctic town Tiksi, Russia. In 2009 she graduated from International Center of Photography Photojournalism and Documentary Program. She now works as a freelance photographer and travels extensively mainly focusing on exploration of Northern regions of her homeland.
Marco Williams is a documentary filmmaker and professor of film production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Williams received a B.A. from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies, a Master of Arts degree from UCLA in Afro-American Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA in their Producer’s Program.
Shahzia Sikander received her BFA in 1992 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1995.Internationally recognized, Pakistani-American artist, Sikander is best known for her experimentation with the formal constructs of Indo-Persian miniature painting in a variety of formats and mediums.
As a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke during the 2013-2014 academic year, Professor Welbon will analyze, evaluate, record, catalog, document and find a safe and publicly accessible home for her Sisters in Cinema archive. Welbon holds a BA in History from Vassar College, an MFA in Film and Video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a doctorate in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University.