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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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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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Memoirs of a Father with Philip Rosenbaum

“Producing a five minute video about my father and how he survived the Holocaust was an experience I will forever cherish. The idea came to me on the first day of our two-day seminar, Re-Imagining the Family Album with Professor Thomas Allen Harris at Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts Program.” “On that first day, I quickly […]

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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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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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Help! Who Are These Women?

​ At 1World1Family, we get requests. Below is the latest one to cross our desk. We are sharing it with you, our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion family, to see if anyone may be able to help Hugh! Hello! My name is Hugh Ryan and I’m a curator in New York City working on a show […]

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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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Lost and Found Memories

    The times when families and friends kept physical photo albums to store their memories are slowly fading. Though there’s a convenience to instantly posting your beach day online with a Valencia filter, there’s a certain charm to holding your memories in your hands. While cleaning out our office space to prepare for a […]

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