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DDFR Heads Everyday Archives Workshop

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) held the first afternoon workshop of the year “Everyday Archives: Building Your Personal Photography Archives“ at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The workshop, led by producer/writer Don Perry, provided tips to help people create a narrative using their own personal photographs and albums. Participants gathered with their […]

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The Love Project

  How do you show what “LOVE” is? How many images of LOVE have you created in your own personal family photo archive? Digital Diaspora Family Reunion came across a unique visual project called “The Love Project” which celebrates Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. “In celebration of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, there […]

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DDFR Roadshow visits Hollywood!

The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) roadshow will be hosted by the Academy, in partnership with the International Documentary Association for this year’s Getting Real Conference in Los Angeles. We will get to re-imagine the digital “Family Album”. DDFR is a transmedia project developed by Documentary Branch member and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris. Deeply rooted […]

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Everyday Archives Workshop at Schomburg Center

Have an old family album or archives that you would like to organize? Or an amazing story to tell about a family photo? Join us this Saturday 9/24 for a free workshop, Everyday Archives: Building Your Personal Photography Archives at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture!   Led by filmmakers Thomas Allen Harris and […]

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Turning Strangers Into Family

What does it mean to change the visual narrative of a country? This question has been the central focus of Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) founded by filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris. DDFR was designed to encourage people to engage with their own family photographic archives. This will be the FIRST DDFR photographic exhibition entitled, “Turning […]

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DDFR & Diversity: Can We All Just Get Along?

Recent tragic events have called to mind the wise words of the late Rodney King, reminding us that violence is not the antidote to violence. As we look forward to the aftermath of this latest cycle of hurt, pain and trauma, there are already the usual calls for rooting out implicit biases, confronting white privilege, […]

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Chance Meeting Leads To Beautiful Photo

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) participant, Gail Ablow, got to have her own little DDFR moment in the dog park one day. See her story below! DDFR: Gail, You mentioned you took a photo that reminded you of Digital Diaspora project… Gail: This morning I took my puppy to the dog park and overheard another […]

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My Lesbian Great Aunt

During one of the Montgomery dinners at Dartmouth, I met Viktor Witkowski, a painter and Visiting Faculty at Studio Art Department) with his partner Katie Hornstein, a Professor of Art History – introduced to me by a mutual friend, artist Anthony Viti. Both had brought family photos to share at an impromptu Digital Diaspora Family […]

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