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DDFR Visits Skidmore College & Albany

Our visit to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York was a wonderful experience, full of poignant stories and cherished family photos. Not only were we able to explore new narratives, we also experienced how students and faculty alike are able to incorporate their celebration of their family histories into their definitions of everyday life. […]

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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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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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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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DDFR Concludes Roadshow at Harlem Stage!

The Harlem Stage Gatehouse was sold-out for the Grand Finale of the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Road on Sunday, February 27th. The lively celebration hosted by Thomas Allen Harris was the concluding the Harlem edition of the national DDFR Roadshow. During its week-long residency at Harlem Stage, the DDFR Roadshow conducted Family Photo Interviews […]

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