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Telling our Stories

Telling Our Stories: Photographers of Spirit of Community with Thomas Allen Harris

Behind each family picture, there is a story — a story that is representative of the communities that each picture comes from. On Sunday January 21, 2018, join NAACP Image Award-winning filmmaker and socially engaged artist Thomas Allen Harris as he moderates Telling Our Stories: Photographers of Spirit of Community, an art talk. Spirit of […]

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Once (Now) Again by Lyle Ashton Harris at the 2017 Whitney Biennial!

Last March, I had the pleasure to join my brother, artist Lyle Ashton Harris at the the 2017 Whitney Biennial opening reception to celebrate his exhibition Once (Now) Again. Lyle Ashton Harris’s Once (Now) Again, a site-specific multimedia installation, features a three-channel video work comprised of projected images taken from Harris’s Ektachrome Archive (photographed 1986–2000) as well as three new […]

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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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Smuggled Family Album from the Holocaust Resurfaces

We stumbled across this article shortly after publishing a piece about another Jewish family that smuggled their album out of Nazi Germany in the 1930s by Amanda Herz. Unlike Amanda’s family which was able to smuggle themselves out of the country, the Lithuanian family whose photo albums were recently discovered in a storage room in the […]

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