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Douglas Vuncannon is a visual artist, composer, performer, freelance photographer and writer who has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. His short documentary films have screened at numerous film festivals in the United States and Canada. Vuncannon’s recently completed projects include Fukushima Travelogue (2015), which consists of writings and photographs from the radioactive ghost towns of Japan, and Sabungeros (Cockfighters) (2017), a series of photographs from the Philippines that was exhibited at Through This Lens in downtown Durham in February and March of 2017. On October 6th, 2017, his Sinfonietta Fukushima, a one-movement satirical tone poem, had its world premiere in Sydney, Australia; it was performed by the sixty-piece Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. In December 2017, Vuncannon photographed one hundred transwomen in Bangkok, Thailand. This project, Ladyboys, will be exhibited in 2019.
Vuncannon teaches documentary photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.