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We Are a People of Stories: Wisdom on Saving Your Photos

We are just finishing up the filming of our second television episode of Family Pictures USA with our incredible host Thomas Allen Harris! We’ve enjoyed working with WGCU Public Media in Southwest Florida and have been meeting so many amazing families with incredibly diverse, rich stories and beautiful photographs to match! Check out our coverage […]

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Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA: An Interactive Celebration of Harlem

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA, a multimedia exhibition produced from an innovative in-gallery summer course led by artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris in the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, opened August 30, 2018. The collaboration between Harris and his students from Hunter College’s MFA program in Integrated Media Arts (IMA) brings together never-before-exhibited images Harris took […]

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Queerifying Family Narratives with Vivek Shraya

“Maybe I will define family by what I believe it’s not. I don’t think that family is conditional to being related by blood. I don’t think family needs to be centered around romance or sex, I don’t think family needs to center children or monogamy. It’s not really what family is, but that’s off the […]

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Transforming the Family Album at Detroit’s 2018 AMC

Every year, thousands of media-makers, organizers, and agents for social change converge in Detroit for the Allied Media Conference (AMC): a 4-day, volunteer-coordinated conference that hosts hundreds of sessions focused on using media to build a more equitable, sustainable, and collaborative world. These sessions are far-reaching and innovative in their interpretation of media, ranging from […]

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Digital Diaspora Family Roadshow Heads to CAAMFest!

LIMITED NUMBER OF COMP TICKETS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE AVAILABLE! EMAIL INFO@FAMILYPICTURESUSA.COM AND WE’LL ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR LIST. The soon-to-be National Public Television series explores history through the photographs and stories handed down from one generation to the next. Host and director Thomas Allen Harris traverses streets and neighborhoods in Detroit to piece […]

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30,000 Hidden Images Reveal the World of a Soviet-Era Photographer

30,000 Hidden Images Reveal the World of a Soviet-Era Photographer by Anuka Burgess, April 02, 2018 Masha Ivashintsova was born in Russia, in 1942. At 18 she started taking photographs, and became involved the underground arts movement in St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad. She shot prolifically on the streets of the city, with either her […]

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