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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

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Photos From The DDFR Community

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Filmmaker Iquo Essien shares some photos from her #Nigerian album! Getting to see birthdays and special graduations! Follow us on instagtam @1world_1Family for LIVE updates! ... See MoreSee Less

Filmmaker Iquo Essien shares some photos from her #Nigerian album! Getting to see birthdays and special graduations! Follow us on instagtam @1world_1Family for LIVE updates!

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Rudean LeinaengWHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY GATHERING

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Live Now at Lincoln Center at the amphitheater! Participant Marguarite shares with the audience on some funny family stories and interesting secrets! Also her family held strong educational values. Let us know what stories you have! #1World1family ... See MoreSee Less

Live Now at Lincoln Center at the amphitheater! Participant Marguarite shares with the audience on some funny family stories and interesting secrets! Also her family held strong educational values. Let us know what stories you have! #1World1family

My name is Tsion and I’m a junior at Dartmouth College. I’m originally from Ethiopia, but now I live in Washington, D.C. This photo is from my birthday party the day before I left Ethiopia. This is the last picture and last memory I have before leaving Ethiopia, and my entire family was there. It’s important to me because it was the last time my entire extended family was all together in their home country. We have all been immigrants since this photo, so it’s a very powerful moment. ... See MoreSee Less

My name is Tsion  and I’m a junior at Dartmouth College. I’m originally from Ethiopia, but now I live in Washington, D.C. This photo is from my birthday party the day before I left Ethiopia. This is the last picture and last memory I have before leaving Ethiopia, and my entire family was there. It’s important to me because it was the last time my entire extended family was all together in their home country. We have all been immigrants since this photo, so it’s a very powerful moment.

I met Yusef Lateef's social media-shy wife at the Black Memorabilia Showcase, in Gaithersburg, last month. He left an amazing archive of creative work, which she owns and exhibits in his memory. Good reflection to post in honor of #InternationalJazzDay weekend--he is a legend! mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/arts/music/yusef-lateef-innovative-jazz-saxophonist-and-flutist-die... ... See MoreSee Less

I met Yusef Lateefs social media-shy wife at the Black Memorabilia Showcase, in Gaithersburg, last month. He left an amazing archive of creative work, which she owns and exhibits in his memory. Good reflection to post in honor of #InternationalJazzDay weekend--he is a legend! http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/arts/music/yusef-lateef-innovative-jazz-saxophonist-and-flutist-dies-at-93.html?smid=fb-share&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2F

My mother on her wedding day being escorted by her uncle and members of the wedding party. The sailors in the background are my father's shipmates from the USS Intrepid.
Brooklyn, NY 1955
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My mother on her wedding day being escorted by her uncle and members of the wedding party.  The sailors in the background are my fathers shipmates from the USS Intrepid. 
 Brooklyn, NY 1955

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Valerie Grantstunning!

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Natalie ShmuelThis is great, wow

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Jamel ShabazzThank you Valerie & Natalie for expressing your inspiring thoughts!

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Builder LevyA very cool photograph!

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Connie BottinelliA masterpiece of that era.

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