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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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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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Asian American Voices of the South

“The Family Pictures kickoff activity was a fab ice breaker and I saw my fellow table mates and the people in the room with compassion, love, and humanity that we are all in this together.” – Anonymous participant In February, I was invited by longtime Family Pictures USA supporter Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to […]

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Recounting Asian American Narratives of the American South

When I presented my DDFR workshop at “Beyond Borders: Diverse Voices of the American South” in February, I was moved by everyone’s level of engagement and care in their fellow participants. One particular person, Hanul Bahm, spoke emotionally, clearly connecting with everyone’s stories at her table. I asked her to gather some recollections about her […]

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Just Beyond the River: A Folktale Exhibition

Just Beyond the River features selections from Daesha Devón Harris’ series of mixed media pieces, made using a personal collection of unidentified, discarded Victorian-era portraits. In production over multiple years, throughout every season, her process includes submerging a transparent version of a portrait in a body of water amongst an arranged aquatic still-life and photographing the […]

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