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Down by the Riverside – A Poem by Kezia Roberts with Photography by Ocean Morisset

Introduction by Thomas Allen Harris: Last month I was invited to participate in a panel exploring the intersection of Diaspora with contemporary art practice. The panel included presentations by Canadian filmmaker Shanti Thakur, author Michael Thomas, ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin and myself, followed by a lively discussion about the meaning and importance of Diaspora and identity […]

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Elaine’s Precious Photos

  Digital Diaspora Family Reunion was gifted a remarkable photo album from Myrla, which she received from her mother in law, Elaine R. Howell-Meade (1922-1998). Myrla’s father and Elaine knew each other for many years, but they did not get married until they were in their late 70’s. Elaine grew up in the Bronx, NY […]

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Devin Allen Uses Photography to Uplift His Baltimore Community

The Maryland photographer, Devin Allen, will have his first solo show in Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture starting July 10th. After his shocking photo of Baltimore after the Freddie Gray shooting made the cover of Time magazine, huge interest sparked about his work. Allen is only the third […]

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Through A Lens Darkly’s Last Week at Film Forum

“It’s an incredibly important film for representation of who we are, what we are. ” – Andrew Jackson, Executive Director of Langston Hughes Library in Corona, Queens.   Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People was extended until September 25th  due to popular demand. We continued to prepare special panel […]

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Through A Lens Darkly’s Second Week at Film Forum

Continuing the excitement from our successful opening week, Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People kicked off its second week at New York City’s Film Forum.   Tribute to Hugh Bell (9/3, Wed) Moderator Our second week at Film Forum kicked off with a Tribute to Hugh Bell who was […]

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Marjory W. Wilkins (1929-2011)

By Nancy Keefe Rhodes “For most of the seven decades during which Marjory W. Wilkins made photographs, she was best known as a documentary photographer of the Black community. Her body of work comprises in artist Carrie Mae Weems’ wonderfully evocative phrase— “a tender record.”1 Wilkins began in the now vanished inner city neighborhood where she […]

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Through A Lens Darkly Opening Week at Film Forum

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People had its theatrical premiere at Film Forum on Wednesday August 27th, making opening night weekend a box office success! Show times were sold out and the lobby was filled with crowds anticipating to see Thomas Allen Harris’ newest award-winning documentary, as well as […]

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