Tag Archives | Don Perry


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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Small Talk with Mark S. Lee with Guest Don Perry

On Sunday January 14, my Executive Producer/writer of Family Pictures USA, Don Perry joined the weekly CBS Radio podcast, “Small Talk with Mark S. Lee” along with other guests: Kurt Rankin, Senior Economist, PNC Bank, Dana White, Founder and Owner, Paralee Boyd, and Karen Hudson Samuels, Executive Director, WGPR TV Historical Society.  The podcast covered various […]

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Yale Hosts DDFR-themed Exhibit: “Turning Strangers into Family”

The opening reception of Digital Diaspora Family Reunion‘s interactive exhibition was held at the Gallery at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University last Monday. This exhibition is designed to encourage people to engage with their own family photographic archives – a central focus and the mission of DDFR. Under the title of “Turning Strangers into Family“, the exhibition […]

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DDFR Heads Everyday Archives Workshop

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) held the first afternoon workshop of the year “Everyday Archives: Building Your Personal Photography Archives“ at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The workshop, led by producer/writer Don Perry, provided tips to help people create a narrative using their own personal photographs and albums. Participants gathered with their […]

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Everyday Archives Workshop at Schomburg Center

Have an old family album or archives that you would like to organize? Or an amazing story to tell about a family photo? Join us this Saturday 9/24 for a free workshop, Everyday Archives: Building Your Personal Photography Archives at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture!   Led by filmmakers Thomas Allen Harris and […]

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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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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 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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Salute to Deborah Willis at Film Forum NYC

Curator and Producer Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, joined us for a Q&A after our Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People screening on August 28th, during our NYC Film Forum theatrical run. Deborah […]

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