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DDFR Roadshow Visited Northeastern University!

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris visited Northeastern University in Boston, MA as a guest speaker on October 11th. His presentation was hosted by professor William Lancaster from the communication studies department and showcased Harris’ Emmy nominated film Through A Lens Darkly and a mini-DDFR multimedia demonstration for students and faculty of Northeastern University. After his presentation, […]

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Hugh Bell Photo Galleries Now Available to View on GME Website

Thomas Allen Harris interviewed the photographer, Hugh Bell back in 2005 and Bell would become a part of our Emmy nominated documentary on the history of Black photographers, Through A Lens Darkly. We are excited that under the Gartenberg Media Enterprises‘ (GME) there is a commitment to resurrecting Bell’s career and legacy. “Hugh Bell was a renowned art and commercial photographer, who […]

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Black Photographers Still Matter

In a new interview featured in Ebony Magazine,  Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris talks about the importance of family photographs especially in African-American history, mentioning his Emmy nominated film Through a Lens Darkly and transmedia Digital Diaspora Family Reunion. And just as important, the article pays homage to the importance of Black Photographers in preserving that […]

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Thomas Allen Harris Awarded Montgomery Fellowship at Dartmouth College!

Our very own Thomas Allen Harris has embarked on an exciting opportunity: he is currently serving as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College! The prestigious Montgomery Fellowship Program, established in 1977 through gifts from Dartmouth graduates Kenneth Montgomery ’25 and his wife Harle Montgomery, seeks to enrich the experience of Dartmouth students in the classroom […]

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A Puerto Rican Story as Seen Through The Family Photo Album & Archive

Thomas Allen Harris‘s mentee, Cecilia Aldarondo made a film, Memories of a Penitent Heart about her uncle Miguel. Her film will be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. “I would like to congratulation my mentee Cecilia Aldarondo on her upcoming world premiere of her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart at the Tribeca Film Festival. […]

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Changing the Narrative on Race in America Through Advertising

– Don Perry, CEO, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion One day after President Obama gave the keynote address at SXSW Interactive, a brave team at Mullen Lowe US, led by Erin Swenson Gorrall (@ErinSSSS), VP – Group Strategy Director in the firm’s Boston office, convened a panel to discuss one of the most pressing issues of […]

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Langston Hughes (1939) Photo by Carl Van Vechten, From "O, Write My Name': American Portraits, Harlem Heroes.

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits on Display

“In 1983 the Eakins Press Foundation published only 100 copies of “O Write my Name”: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes by Carl Van Vechten, consisting of a portfolio of 50 photogravures by the titular photographer, critic, and Gertrude Stein literary executor. At the time, it was available only to public archives. One such archive is the […]

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