It is with great pleasure to present the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow at Brooklyn College, DDFR’s first photo sharing collaboration with a college, sponsored by the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP)!
When the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow made a stop at the Louis Armstrong House Museum during the Spring of 2012, we were overwhelmed with the amazing stories that families had shared about their lives in Queens, New York. Here we present Perfeito Tavose and his family story that had started in the Dominican Republic
As a student in Jamaica, Albert Chong discovered photography almost by accident. He recalls how he was quickly captivated by the magic of the medium. Albert Chong (b.1958) is an artist and photographer from Kingston, Jamaica. His work explores family history, ancestry and identity, and has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world. [...]
What I loved about Frances Dixon’s wonderful archive were the rarely seen images of clubs in Corona which was the home of many Jazz Greats including Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Heath and others. But hanging out never made Ms Dixon late for church! Her photos recall Deborah Willis’ fabulous book: Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.
Dr. Mary Marshall arrived at the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow at Harlem Stage with a huge satchel of images from her family archive. Last February, Dr. Marshall spent an afternoon with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris to relay her family history as told through photographs.
Journalist Linda Holmes greets filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris with a large satchel containing her precious family photographs, news clippings and memorabilia. “I’m telling the world this, but I haven’t told all my family members”, Ms. Holmes reveals when she visited the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow (DDFR) at Harlem Stage.
While the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow was at Brooklyn College, Thomas Allen Harris had the opportunity to explore a family history that lived through the Holocaust of World War II.
Through A Lens Darkly Short Shot Series with Deborah Willis: “Dolly – Runaway” Through A Lens Darkly Short Shot Series with Barbara Krauthamer: “Finding a Lost Photo”
Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) RoadShow, in partnership with Healthy Families Brooklyn and Pratt Institute, recently brought together some of the residents of the Gowanus Houses and Wyckoff Gardens Houses for an incredible afternoon of family photo-sharing and community building.
Jimmy Heath embodies the history of jazz. In his 60 years on the jazz scene, the saxophone great has appeared on more than 125 records as both a composer and player. Heath grew up in Philadelphia