Year Long Document Duke Project Complete

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

After one full year and 2,306 submitted photos, Duke community members from across campus and the globe have thoroughly shared the way they see Duke. Dec. 31 marked the end of “Document Duke 360,” a yearlong, crowd-sourced project that invited students, employees and alumni to contribute to an ongoing visual conversation about Duke. From Durham to China, 194 photographers had their work selected as a “photo of the day” while nearly 1,500 people followed daily posts on the Document Duke 360 Instagram account.“When we started we were worried how we could maintain momentum and keep people interested in contributing,” said Chris Hildreth, director of Duke Photography. Along with a partnership with the Center for Documentary Studies, Hildreth helped manage the project with coworkers Megan Mendenhall and Bill Snead. “But there are a lot of people taking pictures every day and this became a natural, organic way to share photos.

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 -2306 photos submitted to the project
-194 photographers had photos selected as the "photo of the day"
-102 students had photos selected
-53 staff members had photos selected
-16 official Duke Instagram accounts had photos selected

The Department of Political Science participated and tied for 1st place with the most published images.