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Queerifying Family Narratives with Vivek Shraya

“Maybe I will define family by what I believe it’s not. I don’t think that family is conditional to being related by blood. I don’t think family needs to be centered around romance or sex, I don’t think family needs to center children or monogamy. It’s not really what family is, but that’s off the […]

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Transforming the Family Album at Detroit’s 2018 AMC

Every year, thousands of media-makers, organizers, and agents for social change converge in Detroit for the Allied Media Conference (AMC): a 4-day, volunteer-coordinated conference that hosts hundreds of sessions focused on using media to build a more equitable, sustainable, and collaborative world. These sessions are far-reaching and innovative in their interpretation of media, ranging from […]

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Just Beyond the River: A Folktale Exhibition

Just Beyond the River features selections from Daesha Devón Harris’ series of mixed media pieces, made using a personal collection of unidentified, discarded Victorian-era portraits. In production over multiple years, throughout every season, her process includes submerging a transparent version of a portrait in a body of water amongst an arranged aquatic still-life and photographing the […]

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Art & Incarceration: A Panel Discussion

Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are on probation, and 870,000 former prisoners are on parole, how can images tell the story of mass incarceration when the imprisoned don’t […]

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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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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

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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Creating Art from the Archives: “About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer”

Thomas Allen Harris looks back at 28 years of HIV/AIDS activism in newly released short film, “About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer.” On World AIDS Day 2017, Visual AIDS opened its 28th iteration of Day With(out) Art, an annual program that seeks to increase awareness of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis. This year’s program, […]

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