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Through A Lens Darkly

Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

The film explores the history of Black photography and representation, and how contemporary artists use this material as inspiration in their visual storytelling. More info »

Digital Diaspora Roadshow

A Companion Transmedia Project

An audience engagement to discover connections between family archives and the film’s historical narrative, thus creating new communal linkages that underlie our common humanity. More info »


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The DDFR 2015 Trailer

Check out our latest video showcasing highlights from the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow
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Photos From The DDFR Community

These are recent photos submitted by online participants.

Murray Nossel shared Narativ's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.

Fantastic podcast about obituaries and obituarial discourses. Such a powerful source of memory. A must listen!
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When we choose who to remember with our obituaries, what cultural landscape do we create? In “Letters to the Dead,” we explore the New York Times Obituary Desk, Iceland’s obsession with death, a...

Fantastic podcast about obituaries and obituarial  discourses.  Such a powerful  source of memory. A must listen!

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My father and his two sisters. Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 1943.

From our Dartmouth student run DDFR Roadshow:
My name is Dennise and I’m class of 2017 from New York City, but I was born in Puebla, Mexico. Around two years ago, after not visiting for 18 years, I was able to go back to Mexico and visit my family. This picture s from that trip, and shows the first time my siblings and I met the cousins, uncles, and aunts we had been told about. A funny thing about this is that we didn’t look at the photos until we came back to the US, and when I saw this I was surprised that we looked so alike. This past December, we went to visit again with some of my cousins from the US. In this second picture, all the cousins—both US and Mexico born—are getting to know each other for the first time over ice cream.
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From our Dartmouth student run DDFR Roadshow: 
My name is Dennise  and I’m class of 2017 from New York City, but I was born in Puebla, Mexico. Around two years ago, after not visiting for 18 years, I was able to go back to Mexico and visit my family. This picture s from that trip, and shows the first time my siblings and I met the cousins, uncles, and aunts we had been told about. A funny thing about this is that we didn’t look at the photos until we came back to the US, and when I saw this I was surprised that we looked so alike. This past December, we went to visit again with some of my cousins from the US. In this second picture, all the cousins—both US and Mexico born—are getting to know each other for the first time over ice cream.

Wishing my Mom a Happy Mother's Day! And also my aunts. In this photo which was part of our ongoing DDFR Exhibition at the NY African Film Festival this month, my mom is pictured in the center and my Aunt Mary Evelyn is on the far right. Love them and all of my wonderful aunts! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing my Mom a Happy Mothers Day! And also my aunts. In this photo which was part of our ongoing DDFR Exhibition at the NY African Film Festival this month, my mom is pictured in the center and my Aunt Mary Evelyn is on the far right. Love them and all of my wonderful aunts!

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Natalie Bullock BrownHappy Mother's Day to your mom!!

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Thomas Allen HarrisThank you Natalie

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My mother [ C ] on graduation day entering the field of nursing.
A rewarding career that would span over 30 years. 1955, NYC.
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My mother [ C ] on graduation day entering the field of nursing.
 A rewarding career that would span over 30 years. 1955, NYC.

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Salimah ALiNice

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Tanji GilliamBeautiful!

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Roni Nicoleperfect

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Phoenix SavageI am sure the mirror was for practical reasons but it is so symbolic of a refecltion of grace that Nurses held. My Aunt was a nurse and I was as awe struck of her in her Nurse's uniform as I was of Nuns in their habit. Seeing her in uniform held a real power over me. Thanks for sharing this image and allowing me to recall that feeling.

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Connie BottinelliJust sent this to my niece who was pinned as an RN two days ago.

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