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A Look Back in Time – My Halifax Family Story

We traveled to the historic Rocky Mount Mills in North Carolina to collect local family photographs and stories with our local partner UNC-TV for our new PBS television series, Family Pictures USA. Through our photo-shares, we uncovered fascinating stories about the people and places that make up their community. We met one family – the […]

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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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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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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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Celebrating St. Clair Bourne at the Metrograph

In honor of his 75th birthday, Metrograph pays tribute to St. Clair Bourne, Harlem-born and Brooklyn-bred filmmaker, writer, activist, teacher, and organizer. Screenings include selections from a career dedicated to portraying what was ignored by mainstream media representation, along with work from a number of the many filmmakers Bourne mentored—including Thomas Allen Harris’ Twelve Disciples […]

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Re-Imagining the Family Album at Hunter College!

These are my student’s testimonies from two-day seminar, Re-Imagining the Family Album with me at Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts Program for the Masters in Fine Arts students. ……………………………………………….. “As I looked at the photos and interviewed my parents over my computer, I found myself trying to connect our experiences of this time of life, our midtwenties, and […]

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