This institute starts Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (plus evening presentations); concludes Sunday, 4 p.m. (lunch provided).
Materials fee: $10 (due at first class)
About the instructors:
John Moses, M.D., is a primary care pediatrician and photographer based at Duke University. Over the last twenty years, Moses has worked on a number of projects at the intersection of documentary and medicine, and has used this material to teach at the undergraduate, medical student, and medical residency levels. In addition to maintaining a busy clinical practice, he teaches photography at CDS and helps direct the Duke Innovation Program, in which he mentors medical residents producing photographic documentary work.
Liisa Ogburn currently teaches documentary to medical residents through the Documenting Medicine program that she founded with Dr. John Moses at Duke in 2011. She has taught documentary at CDS for the last five years and was recognized in 2011 by the Dean for teaching excellence. She helped found 415, a multimedia firm in San Francisco, where she worked with such clients as the Library of Congress and the San Francisco Symphony. While there, she began producing her first documentary work, with photography and audio.
Erica Rothman is the owner of Nightlight Productions. Previously a psychotherapist, Rothman started her documentary work with a project exploring families’ experience with end-of-life care. After receiving her Certificate in Documentary Studies at CDS, she changed careers and now produces public health and medical education videos, promotional and fundraising videos for non-profits, and has taught in Mexico and at CDS. Erica is also on the Duke Patient Advocacy Council, which has enhanced her enthusiasm for bridging the worlds of documentary and medicine.
Elena Rue is a multimedia storyteller who uses the camera as a tool for exploration and learning. As a 2006 Lewis Hine Fellow she worked in Ethiopia with the NGO Hope for Children and then worked for three years as coordinator of CDS’s Literacy Through Photography program. She is a 2011 graduate of the master’s program at the UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she was a 2010 Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow and a 2010–11 Reese Felts Digital Newsroom Fellow. She is currently a freelance multimedia producer and director of the Lewis Hine Fellowship program at CDS.