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Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic

“In Afro-Atlantic Flight, Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade. Through ethnographic, historical, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander shows the ways that cultural producers such as Octavia […]

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Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is Coming to Detroit!

I have been going back and forth to Detroit over the past few months preparing for our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow as part of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) Detroit 67 Project –  a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprisings/riots. DDFR will be working with communities across the city to create an photographic celebration/investigation around the narratives of one of the […]

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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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DDFR Interactive Exhibition at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center

Since the first opening reception on Oct 3rd, “Turning Strangers into Family”,  Digital Diaspora Family Reunion‘s interactive exhibition has been continuing with many family photographic archives and their amazing stories. DDFR This special exhibition coincides with an interdisciplinary course that Thomas Allen Harris is teaching this semester in the Yale School of Art entitled “Strategies of […]

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Correcting the Canon: The Work of Photographer Thomas Askew

Thomas Askew was a prominent early Black photographer from Atlanta and is featured in the Emmy and Peabody nominated film Through A Lens Darkly. In a recent article in ArtsATL, the story of Thomas Askew’s life in Atlanta was shared and it shows us how he shaped the visual culture around Black people and the […]

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