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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier!

Award-winning filmmaker/director/producer Thomas Allen Harris’ recently completed documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, will make its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

Trudy Erwin and Lea Wolinetz Reunite 50 Years Later

DDFR Bronx Roadshow Sparks a 50 Year Friendship Reunion!

As the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow travels from city to city, there have been many surprises as communities share memories, places and people. Last July, we visited the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where participants were invited to share their photographs and stories of growing up in the Bronx

Male Friendship and Intimacy

Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

“The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. But it is crucial to understand that you cannot view these photographs through the prism of our modern culture and current conception of homosexuality.

Mathes Manafee and Cassandra Griffin, 2012. Courtesy of Dawoud Bey.

Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later

Dawoud Bey during his photo shoot at the Bethel Baptist Church. Location photograph by Truman Grayson via Dawoud Bey. LENS: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism “Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later“ By Maurice Berger

Carlos and Shana with Keyshawn and Samara, 2010. Courtesy of Wayne Lawrence/INSTITUTE

Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera by Wayne Lawrence

The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow stopped by the Bronx community in July, and we are still discovering today the diverse and rich cultures that the borough has to offer! Documentary photographer Wayne Lawrence‘s “Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera“


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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier!

Award-winning filmmaker/director/producer Thomas Allen Harris’ recently completed documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, will make its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

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Trudy Erwin and Lea Wolinetz Reunite 50 Years Later

DDFR Bronx Roadshow Sparks a 50 Year Friendship Reunion!

As the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow travels from city to city, there have been many surprises as communities share memories, places and people. Last July, we visited the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where participants were invited to share their photographs and stories of growing up in the Bronx

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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier!

Award-winning filmmaker/director/producer Thomas Allen Harris’ recently completed documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, will make its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

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Male Friendship and Intimacy

Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

“The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. But it is crucial to understand that you cannot view these photographs through the prism of our modern culture and current conception of homosexuality.

continue reading

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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier!

Award-winning filmmaker/director/producer Thomas Allen Harris’ recently completed documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, will make its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014.

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DDFR Bronx Roadshow Sparks a 50 Year Friendship Reunion!

As the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow travels from city to city, there have been many surprises as communities share memories, places and people. Last July, we visited the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where participants were invited to share their photographs and stories of growing up in the Bronx

read more

Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

“The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. But it is crucial to understand that you cannot view these photographs through the prism of our modern culture and current conception of homosexuality.

read more

Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later

Dawoud Bey during his photo shoot at the Bethel Baptist Church. Location photograph by Truman Grayson via Dawoud Bey. LENS: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism “Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later“ By Maurice Berger

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Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera by Wayne Lawrence

The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow stopped by the Bronx community in July, and we are still discovering today the diverse and rich cultures that the borough has to offer! Documentary photographer Wayne Lawrence‘s “Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera“

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Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and NPR Radio Staple, Dies at 95

Marian McPartland at a celebration of her 90th birthday in New York in 2008. Courtesy of Chang W. Lee/The New York Times. The New York Times Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist and NPR Radio Staple, Dies at 95 By Peter Keepnews August 21, 2013

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‘A Headstone for Mamie Smith’ Campaign Has Ended!

Visit the campaign page directly at “A Headstone for Mamie Smith, Blues Singer“. “… This INDIEGOGO campaign [is] to erect a headstone for African American blues singer MAMIE SMITH (1883-1946), who recorded the first blues EVER by an African American, ‘Crazy Blues,’ in August, 1920.”

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Fierce: Portraits of Young Black LGBTQ People

Ajamu. Courtesy of Ajamu. “Acclaimed London-based photographer, Ajamu, presents a series of portraits of under-35 predominantly Black British-born LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) people.”

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DDFR Roadshow Highlights the Bronx!

The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow wrapped up its’ final city-wide tour funded by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund when visiting a New York borough most personal to creator and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris – the Bronx!

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The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela – Available on iTunes!

In celebration of Nelson Mandela day, check out Thomas Allen Harris‘ 2006 Award winning film, The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela, now available on iTunes as well as Amazon!

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