Christopher Sims

Undergraduate Educator Director, Lecturing Fellow 2016-2016 in Documentary Arts, Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice at the Sanford School for Public Policy 2020-2021, Center for Documentary Studies and Sanford School for Public Policy

Fellowship Year(s)

  • 2020-2021
  • 2016-2017

Christopher Sims is the Undergraduate Educator Director at the Center for Documentary Studies and a Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice at the Sanford School for Public Policy, both at Duke University. During his Bacca Fellowship in 2016-2017, he was a Lecturing Fellow in Documentary Studies at Duke University. He has worked as a photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers in 2010, chosen as one of the "new Superstars of Southern Art" by the Oxford American magazine in 2012, awarded the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art in 2015, and named an Archie Green Fellow at the U.S. Library of Congress in 2017.

As a Bacca Fellow, he will be offering an undergraduate course “Web Design and Narrative” in 2016–2017. In the course, students will compose across media through their creation of professional-grade websites which will include written text, podcasts or a short video, and photographs on a topic related to their personal research interest. Students will develop customized websites for their individual art, documentary, curatorial, or entrepreneurial project using CMS platforms. They will hone and workshop artistic/curatorial/product statements and develop teaching philosophies, exhibition imagery, and video documentation of artistic, curatorial, or product talks to put online to round out their online presentations. Students will pitch their ideas to their cohort, meet with outside designers through consultation sessions, and receive feedback about their sites from real-world users.

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