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'Urgent Storytelling in Video, Text, and Image'

Event Date:

May 18, 2023 | 11:00 AM EDT TO 12:00 PM EDT


Duke University
114 South Buchanan Boulevard

Durham, NC 27708

A baby playing in the water at the beach.

Tide and Time is a photojournalism and reporting project by Justin Cook in collaboration with the...


Each summer, Story Plus, presented by Duke University's John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, brings together undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to engage in humanities research projects centered around digital storytelling. The program combines hands-on research with storytelling to create dynamic outcomes for diverse public audiences. In Story+, students are organized into small project teams and participate in a flexible mini “curriculum” on research methods and storytelling strategies. You can read more and see this year’s six projects here.

Participating in the inaugural "Urgent Storytelling in Video, Text, and Image" panel are:

  • Justin Cook, Pulitzer Center grantee and editorial and commercial photographer based in Durham, North Carolina. He focuses on environmental issues and climate change. Cook will present his work from Tide and Time: Sea Level Rise and Erosion on North Carolina's Outer Banks, as well as his ongoing project about climate resilience in Princeville, North Carolina.
  • Aya Shabu, dancer, founder, and director of Whistlestop Tours, which creates walking tours and embodied learning experiences for Durham's historically Black communities.
  • Nick Martin, member of the Sappony Tribe and senior editor with High Country News. Martin is a Duke University alum.

This event is not open to the public.