By Mary M. Marshall, Ph.D.
Now with the political agenda becoming increasingly more sympathetic to the Gay rights movement, we can revisit some of the contributions made by those that had helped bring progress to a struggle that fought for far too long.
Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History (Re)Discovering Photographer Willie Middlebrook by Qiana Mestrich March 25, 2013 ” ‘Art is about communication… I need to tell, to show what I see, what I feel. I am intrigued and motivated by life experience, the human condition…
New York Times Icon of Harlem’s Gay Night Life Gives Way to Wreckers By DAVID W. DUNLAP March 10, 2013 “A year and a half from now, if all goes according to plan, the block of Seventh Avenue between West 131st and West 132nd Streets will have gained an eight-story building
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion is focused on illuminating the wealth of visual images that speak to the personal narratives that we tell ourselves and those we love about Who we are, Where we come from, What is important to us, and How we have made our way through this journey that is Life.
Untitled (blue field), 2010 Courtesy of Lyle Ashton Harris Internationally renowned artist Lyle Ashton Harris explores globalization, desire, and masculinity of modern-day Ghana through photography, installation, and video
“On one occasion I stumbled upon THE SWEETFLYPAPER OF LIFE and proudly brought it home…. I was excited to see the photographs: it was the first book I had ever seen with ‘colored’ people in it
DDFR ROADSHOW is Fun for the Whole Family! DDFR, in cooperation with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, encourages the public to nominate individuals for consideration as ‘Harlem Treasures.’ Who is a Harlem Treasure? We are looking for people whose contributions to the community help make Harlem, HARLEM!
Thank you for supporting “Through A Lens Darkly” documentary & multimedia community engagement initiative. With the help of our friends and colleagues across the nation, we successfully completed our online fundraising campaign on USA Projects.
“Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” is a feature length, documentary and multimedia outreach project that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world.