Hine Fellows Past & Present

Brenna Cukier 2015-2016


Brenna was born in Tempe, Arizona but moved to Auckland, New Zealand at age ten. She received her B.A. in journalism as a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she reported for the student newscast for two years until she became the executive producer. During her sophomore year, she participated […]

Laura Doggett 2015-2016


Laura is a community artist and educator who believes in the transformative power of creative expression and storytelling in the lives of young people. She has spent much of the past twenty years creating opportunities for girls to be heard in their own voices. Through video, audio, writing, theater and visual arts, Laura has worked […]

Nicholas Pilarski 2015-2016


Nicholas aims to create art that facilitates a space for development and growth through documentary practice. His work focuses on issues that surround social and economic marginalization He uses collaborative art-making approaches that engage with individuals and communities to create dialogue through self-expression. With experience working in music, theater, and film, Nicholas uses a multidisciplinary approach to inform […]

Amanda Berg 2014-2015


To be a photographer is to be in the world; at the heart of Amanda Berg’s practice is a simple desire to be with people in shared moments and to collect pictures that will remind us of something felt. Amanda graduated from Duke University with an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts in 2014. Prior […]

Sarah Stacke 2014-2015


Sarah Stacke is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. One of her current documentary projects takes place in Western North Carolina where she photographs the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Sarah is also working on Love From Manenberg, a long-form documentary project in Cape Town, South Africa, and another project in the Democratic Republic […]

Natalie Minik 2013-2014


Natalie Minik graduated from Duke University with an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts in 2013. Her commitment to documentary practice started nine years ago at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies where she studied documentary writing. Since her introduction to the field, she has branched out into photography, moving image and multimedia approaches to […]

Cameron Zohoori 2012-2013

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Cameron Zohoori graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Neuroscience, having taken several film and photography courses at the Center for Documentary Studies as a Robertson Scholar at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Through CDS, Cameron worked on multimedia projects in the Durham area, including a photo/audio piece for […]

Andrea Patiño 2012-2013


Andrea Patiño Contreras, a native from Bogota, Colombia, graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in cultural anthropology and a certificate in policy journalism. While at Duke, Andrea became deeply fascinated by photography, both as a practice and as a theoretical subject. She engaged in multiple photo documentary projects. In 2010, as a recipient of […]

Indaia Whitcombe 2011-2012


Indaia Whitcombe, a graduate in sociocultural anthropology from Bennington College in Vermont, brings to the Hine fellowship a strong commitment to and impressive experience with humanitarian causes. Over the last six years, Indaia has helped educate young people about HIV/AIDS in Kenya, worked with the Hopi through a Headstart program in Arizona, conducted fieldwork with […]

Chris Fowler 2011-2012


Christopher Fowler, who received a master’s degree in folklore this spring from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has taken several writing and photography courses at CDS over the last two years. Having grown up in rural eastern North Carolina, an area heavily impacted by industrial agriculture, Chris’ master’s thesis was an ethnographic […]

Victoria Fleischer 2010-2011


Victoria Fleischer came to the Hine Fellowship through her undergraduate work at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. She graduated in spring 2010 with a major in public policy and a Certificate in Documentary Studies. Victoria has had a broad range of volunteer experiences in her home city of New York, in Durham, and […]

Jennifer Carpenter 2010-2011


Jennifer Carpenter completed the Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies in 2009 while pursuing her B.A. in journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, she produced more than thirty documentary pieces on subjects ranging from an Appalachian clog-off to the Golden Olympics. Her final certificate […]

Erika Simon 2009-2010

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Erika Simon has a B.A. (with honors) in English from Earlham College in Indiana, an M.A. in communication studies from UNC - Chapel Hill, and significant experience as an archivist, instructor, oral historian, and filmmaker. She received her Certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies in 2006. For her final project, she […]

Anne Weber 2009-2010


Anne Weber received her B.A. in art (cum laude) from Yale University. A photographer and a painter, she has exhibited work in the U.S. and abroad, and has been awarded a number of grants and residencies, including a Vermont Studio Center residency, Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Wooden Fish Fellowship (Japan), Morse Traveling Fellowship, and Louis […]

Christina Wegs 2008-2009


Christina Wegs comes to the Hine program with fourteen years of experience in public health, social work, and participatory education in the United States and internationally. She received a dual master’s degree in social work and public health from the University of North Carolina in 2001. For the past seven years, she has worked with […]

Gretchen Ferber 2008-2009


Gretchen Ferber graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a major in religion and a minor in visual arts. While at Duke, she completed several documentary photography projects including one, The Diversity of Spirituality Through Photography and Written Word, which was exhibited outside Duke President Brodhead’s office in 2007. During her undergraduate education, Gretchen studied […]

Amanda Van Scoyoc 2007-2008


Amanda van Scoyoc graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2005 with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in fine arts. For the last six years, she has worked on a variety of documentary projects, including a series of photographs, interviews, and writing about the impact that adopting nine-year-old Russian twin sisters has had on […]

Margaux Joffe 2007-2008

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Margaux Joffe graduated from Duke in 2006 with a major in literature and media studies and a Certificate in Film, Video, & Digital. Like the other two Hine fellows this year, she has been awarded numerous grants and awards for her documentary pursuits. In addition to two documentary videos, she has also completed several fictional […]

Rebecca Herman 2007-2008


Rebecca Herman graduated from Duke in 2005 with a dual major in literature and history, and Spanish. Fluent in Spanish and in Brazilian Portuguese, she has worked on human rights issues for the last three years in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, and Bolivia. Most recently, she finished a short film called “Yo, Si Puedo,” about a […]

Libby Conn 2006-2007


Though she was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Libby Conn quickly fell in love with her adopted home of North Carolina while studying as an undergraduate at the Center for Documentary Studies. At CDS, Libby was encouraged to explore her new community by undertaking various documentary projects. Working over the course of four years […]

Annie Dlugokecki 2006-2007


Annie Dlugokecki (Duke ’06) is a still photographer with experience in both fine art and documentary photography. Her personal connection with photography, as a means to express ideas and explore personal events, has made her eager to share this craft with other people. Annie was a photography instructor at a local elementary school in conjunction […]

Amara Hark Weber 2006-2007


Amara Hark Weber, a 2005 graduate of Bard College in history and African studies, is passionate about bridging cultural gaps and misunderstandings, and feels strongly that the best way to mend cultural rifts is to hear individual stories and voices. While at Bard, she undertook several study abroad programs, including an intensive independent study of […]

Emma Raynes 2006-2007

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Emma Raynes graduated in 2004 from Bowdoin College, where she majored in art history and pursued additional interests in photography and sociology. In 2005 she received her Certificate in Documentary Studies from CDS, and the following year she completed a program in General Photographic Studies at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Emma is […]

Elena Rue 2005-2006


Elena is a 2003 graduate of Kenyon College, where she studied anthropology and photography. While at Kenyon, she combined her interest in photography, farming, and fieldwork through her involvement with the Rural Life Center, which promotes local organic food in Knox County, Ohio, among other activities. Elena Rue is working to complete the Center for Documentary […]