Thomas Allen Harris Documentary Master Class and Screening at CCNY, a set on Flickr.On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Thomas Allen Harris had Documentary Master Class and Screening of ‘VINTAGE - FAMILIES OF VALUE’ at Shepard Hall, The City College of New York. 
‘VINTAGE- FAMILIES OF VALUE’ is Harris’ 1995 documentary feature premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the Atlanta Film and Video Festival, a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
To learn more about African American History and Photography please visit “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project & Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR @ Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.
http://ddfr.tv
http://www.facebook.com/throughalensdarkly
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http://twitter.com/DDFRtv
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Thomas Allen Harris Documentary Master Class and Screening at CCNY, a set on Flickr.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Thomas Allen Harris had Documentary Master Class and Screening of ‘VINTAGE - FAMILIES OF VALUE’ at Shepard Hall, The City College of New York.

‘VINTAGE- FAMILIES OF VALUE’ is Harris’ 1995 documentary feature premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the Atlanta Film and Video Festival, a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

To learn more about African American History and Photography please visit “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project & Digital Diaspora Family Reunion DDFR @ Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.

http://ddfr.tv
http://www.facebook.com/throughalensdarkly
http://www.facebook.com/ddfrtv
http://www.youtube.com/ddfrtv
http://twitter.com/DDFRtv
DDFR Roadshow Grand Finale “Harlem’s Treasures”, a set on Flickr.On February 23, 2013, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow hosted a Grand Finale event in cooperation with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, for a Black History Month Special called “Harlem’s Treasures”.
The public submitted nominations of people whose contributions to the community helped make Harlem what it is today, bringing these “Harlem’s Treasures” together on stage to share their photographs and stories.
Share YOUR own family photos at ddfrsocialnet.ning.com
Learn more about the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) ocumentary and multimedia project and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow at www.DDFR.tv. © Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.
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www.youtube.com/ddfrtv
twitter.com/DDFRtv
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DDFR Roadshow Grand Finale “Harlem’s Treasures”, a set on Flickr.

On February 23, 2013, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow hosted a Grand Finale event in cooperation with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, for a Black History Month Special called “Harlem’s Treasures”.

The public submitted nominations of people whose contributions to the community helped make Harlem what it is today, bringing these “Harlem’s Treasures” together on stage to share their photographs and stories.

Share YOUR own family photos at ddfrsocialnet.ning.com

Learn more about the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) ocumentary and multimedia project and Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow at www.DDFR.tv. © Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.
www.ddfr.tv
http://www.facebook.com/throughalensdarkly
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Short shot from ‘Through A Lens Darkly’ about a slave woman holding a young child.

Finding a Lost Photo (by DDFRTV)

Short shot from ‘Through A Lens Darkly’ about a slave woman named ‘Dolly’

Dolly - Runaway (by DDFRTV)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Early Photograph Collection, a set on Flickr.To commemorate Black History Month, the following set of images represent the earliest glimpses of student life dating from the mid-1800s to early 20th Century, taken from within some of the historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Early Photograph Collection, a set on Flickr.

To commemorate Black History Month, the following set of images represent the earliest glimpses of student life dating from the mid-1800s to early 20th Century, taken from within some of the historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Paris Conference “Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West”

Paris, an internationally key and highly influential Western space in all things concerning the arts and modernity, is the perfect stage for Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West, the fifth in a series of conferences organized by Harvard University and New York University since 2004.Black Portraiture[s] explores ideas of the production of self-representation, desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives.


Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU



Sam Pollard, A professor of Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, NYU

The conference will draw on the ideas and works of leading and emerging writers, photographers, scholars, artists, curators and filmmakers of our time and will include a broader discussion of Africa in the popular imagination. New York University faculty, international scholars, students, and invited guests will together explore new ways to discuss images and experiences of how the black body is imagined in the West.

Conference participants will unite across diverse disciplines and topics through a shared commitment to analyzing the body politics. The event is the result of an international collaboration between the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Institute for African American Affairs, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and NYU Paris.

For more information, please visit New York University’s Tisch School of the Art, the Department of the Photography & Imaging.

Byron Hurt’s Soul Food Junkies to premiere on PBS

Soul Food Junkies will premiere nationally MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013, at 10 p.m. on PBS’ Emmy-award winning series, Independent Lens!

Check your local listing for the exact date and time to see when Soul Food Junkies airs in your area, click here!

Chicken nugget from soul food junkies production stills courtesy of god bless the child production

In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, the film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences.

Dinner plate from Soul Food Junkies production stills courtesy of god bless the child production

Hurt also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options, and meets some pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are challenging the food industry, encouraging communities to “go back to the land” by creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens, advocating for healthier options in local supermarkets, supporting local farmers’ markets, avoiding highly processed fast foods, and cooking healthier versions of traditional soul food.

For more information, please visit to Independent Lens, and Byron Hurt’s website

main poster of Soul Food Junkies courtesy of god bless the child production

Thomas Allen Harris – Artist Talk @ Brooklyn College – Thursday

Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) is pleased to host the Flatbush Brooklyn edition of the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow this fall at the Brooklyn College Campus.  The Digital Diaspora Roadshow will bring together students, staff, alumni, faculty and the local community to share stories contained in their family photographs during a week-long multimedia ‘roadshow’ community photo-sharing event created by filmmaker, journalist and educator, Thomas Allen Harris, and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.

The Brooklyn College “DDFR Roadshow” will kick-off with a very special presentation by Thomas Allen Harris on Thursday, September 27th, 12:15pm at the Woody Tanger Auditorium on the first floor of the Brooklyn College Library.

Brooklyn College Community Partnership

at Brooklyn College

special presentation

“Thomas Allen Harris: Artist Talk”

Thursday,  September 27th 2012,  12:15 pm

LOCATION:

Woody Tanger Auditorium

Brooklyn College Library

2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn,  NY 11210

FOR MORE INFO:

Contact Steve Ausbury
Email: steve@thebccp.org
Phone: 718-951-5000 x 6031
http://thebccp.org/digital-diaspora-family-reunion

Brooklyn College Community Partnership and the DDFR Team invite you to bring your friends and family along with your family’s photos to share share your rich family history with the Brooklyn College community.

Developed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, DDFR is a photo archiving project that uncovers the stories and dialogues around those old family photos hidden away in shoeboxes and attics across America.

During his special Brooklyn College “Artist Talk” Thomas Allen Harris, will share his dynamic interactive presentation on how he uses the “personal photo archive” as a story-telling tool in his films.  Harris will also discuss the challenges and rewards of running his Film, Television, and Multimedia company, Chimpanzee Productions Inc, which he started in 1992 and has become one of the leading producers of innovative multicultural content.  Harris will screen selections from his diverse media portfolio including excerpts from his films “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” and “E Minha Cara/That’s My Face”, clips from the PBS documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” (currently in post-production), and webisodes from the “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion” Roadshow series, in which people share stories from their family photo albums.

Thomas Allen Harris leads DDFR Workshop with Brooklyn College Faculty and Staff.

For More Information: please visit the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) website or contact  Steve Ausbury via email steve@thebccp.org or call 718-951-5000 x 6031   http://thebccp.org/digital-diaspora-family-reunion

Tribeca Film Institute at The New School University

presents

Thomas Allen Harris’

special workshop

“In Focus: Telling African American Stories with Film & Photography”
                                             September 19th, 2012 7pm-9pm

Join us for an evening of Cinema & Social Justice as award winning filmmaker, journalist and educator, Thomas Allen Harris, shares his dynamic interactive presentation on how he uses the “personal photo archive” as a story-telling tool in his films.  Harris will also discuss the challenges and rewards of running his Film, Television, and Multimedia company, Chimpanzee Productions Inc, which he started in 1992 and has become one of the leading producers of innovative multicultural content.  Harris will screen selections from his diverse media portfolio including excerpts from his films “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” and “E Minha Cara/That’s My Face”, clips from the PBS documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” (currently in post-production), and webisodes from the “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion” Roadshow series, in which people share stories from their family photo albums.


Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about how photography can be used to effect social change.
For full details to the event, visit http://bit.ly/S7wNQm.
DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION:
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
The New School University
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor (between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas) New York, NY  10011 Tel: (212) 229-5353

Tribeca Film Institute at The New School University

presents

Thomas Allen Harris’

special workshop

“In Focus: Telling African American Stories with Film & Photography”

                                             September 19th, 2012 7pm-9pm

Join us for an evening of Cinema & Social Justice as award winning filmmaker, journalist and educator, Thomas Allen Harris, shares his dynamic interactive presentation on how he uses the “personal photo archive” as a story-telling tool in his films.  Harris will also discuss the challenges and rewards of running his Film, Television, and Multimedia company, Chimpanzee Productions Inc, which he started in 1992 and has become one of the leading producers of innovative multicultural content.  Harris will screen selections from his diverse media portfolio including excerpts from his films “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” and “E Minha Cara/That’s My Face”, clips from the PBS documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” (currently in post-production), and webisodes from the “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion” Roadshow series, in which people share stories from their family photo albums.

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about how photography can be used to effect social change.

For full details to the event, visit http://bit.ly/S7wNQm.

DATE/TIME:

Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00-9:00pm

LOCATION:

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
The New School University
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
(between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas)
New York, NY  10011
Tel: (212) 229-5353

Photographer Anthony Barboza’s has a great exhibition in D.C. until the 28th. Visit the link for more info. http://bit.ly/Qt8752. Only 1 Day Left in our Fundraising Campaign for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”! Your tax-deductible donation will go towards the completion of the documentary including the final editing, sound mix, and archival licensing for the “TALD”. www.usaprojects.org/project/through_a_lens_darkly_black_photographers_and_the_emergence_of_a_people

Photograph by Michael Francis Blake - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University - Image No. mfb042
Photographers, Scholars, Artists, Cultural Critics, Arts Advocates have joined me and my team to unearth and share the diverse stories of African American Life, Culture, and History as told through the Photograph. “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) is a collective journey that begins with invoking the memories found in the images contained in our extended Black family’s hidden photographic archive, while trying to reconcile the shame of a history that our forebears would rather forget.
JOIN US as we complete the final phase of Post Production for the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) Documentary and Transmedia project.  We appreciate your support for the completion of “Through A Lens Darkly” with a tax deductible donation through the USA projects website and spread the word about our campaign.
Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!
We Can Work Together
To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are
Photographs Have Power!

Photograph by Michael Francis Blake - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University - Image No. mfb042

Photographers, Scholars, Artists, Cultural Critics, Arts Advocates have joined me and my team to unearth and share the diverse stories of African American Life, Culture, and History as told through the Photograph. “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) is a collective journey that begins with invoking the memories found in the images contained in our extended Black family’s hidden photographic archive, while trying to reconcile the shame of a history that our forebears would rather forget.

JOIN US as we complete the final phase of Post Production for the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) Documentary and Transmedia project.  We appreciate your support for the completion of “Through A Lens Darkly” with a tax deductible donation through the USA projects website and spread the word about our campaign.

Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!

We Can Work Together

To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are

Photographs Have Power!

Photograph by Charles “Teenie” Harris - part of the Carnegie Museum of Art collection - Image No 2001.35.36283
Photographers, Scholars, Artists, Cultural Critics, Arts Advocates have joined me and my team to unearth and share the diverse stories of African American Life, Culture, and History as told through the Photograph. “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) is a collective journey that begins with invoking the memories found in the images contained in our extended Black family’s hidden photographic archive, while trying to reconcile the shame of a history that our forebears would rather forget.
Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  is the first documentary to explore how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change from the invention of the medium in the 1840s to the present.
Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!
We Can Work Together
To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are
Photographs Have Power!

Photograph by Charles “Teenie” Harris - part of the Carnegie Museum of Art collection - Image No 2001.35.36283

Photographers, Scholars, Artists, Cultural Critics, Arts Advocates have joined me and my team to unearth and share the diverse stories of African American Life, Culture, and History as told through the Photograph. “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) is a collective journey that begins with invoking the memories found in the images contained in our extended Black family’s hidden photographic archive, while trying to reconcile the shame of a history that our forebears would rather forget.

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is the first documentary to explore how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change from the invention of the medium in the 1840s to the present.

Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!

We Can Work Together

To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are

Photographs Have Power!

Photographer John Pinderhughes during “Through A Lens Darkly” documentary shoot.

Is There a Photograph that has 
Special Meaning for You?
Contribute to the Documentary on African American Photographers

“Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  is the first documentary to explore how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change from the invention of the medium in the 1840s to the present.
Your tax-deductible donation will go towards the completion of the documentary including the final editing, sound mix, and archival licensing for the “Through A Lens Darkly” project.
Make your contribution today to the “Through A Lens Darkly” project that illuminates the hidden, little-known and under-appreciated story of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the power of the camera lens and broadens our understanding of who we are as Americans. 
 
Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!
We Can Work Together
To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are
Photographs Have Power!

Photographer John Pinderhughes during “Through A Lens Darkly” documentary shoot.

Is There a Photograph that has

Special Meaning for You?

Contribute to the Documentary on African American Photographers

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is the first documentary to explore how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change from the invention of the medium in the 1840s to the present.

Your tax-deductible donation will go towards the completion of the documentary including the final editing, sound mix, and archival licensing for the “Through A Lens Darkly” project.

Make your contribution today to the “Through A Lens Darkly” project that illuminates the hidden, little-known and under-appreciated story of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the power of the camera lens and broadens our understanding of who we are as Americans.

Only 2 Days Left in our Fundraising Campaign!

We Can Work Together

To Share the Images that Reflect Who We Really Are

Photographs Have Power!

marthadiazis:

Please consider supporting Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, a PBS documentary that explores how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change. Since the birth of photography in 1840s, African Americans rejected what they saw about themselves in the dominant culture and took ownership of their own cultural image.  Empowered through photography, Black people began to record and embrace their own truths and forge their own identities.

Through A Lens Darkly illuminates the hidden, little known and underappreciated stories of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the power of the camera lens. The film also explores how contemporary photographers and artists like Deborah Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Lyle Ashton Harris, Hank Willis Thomas, Glenn Ligon, Coco Fusco and Clarissa Sligh, have built upon the legacy of early Black photographers while trying to reconcile a past that our forebears would rather forget.

Please help us complete this important project by making a tax-deductible donation that will be used for the final editing, sound mix, and archival licensing of the Through A Lens Darkly project.

“Chicago’s South Side” by photographer John White – National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier No. 556287
JOIN US as we complete the final phase of Post Production for the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) Documentary and Transmedia project.  We appreciate your support for the completion of “Through A Lens Darkly” with a tax deductible donation through the USA projects website and spread the word about our campaign.
Check out the full article at: http://bit.ly/NfcpfD
To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) http://ddfr.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.Also … check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” USA Projects. http://bit.ly/L06o6j

“Chicago’s South Side” by photographer John White – National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier No. 556287

JOIN US as we complete the final phase of Post Production for the “Through A Lens Darkly” (TALD) Documentary and Transmedia project.  We appreciate your support for the completion of “Through A Lens Darkly” with a tax deductible donation through the USA projects website and spread the word about our campaign.

Check out the full article at: http://bit.ly/NfcpfD

To learn more about African American History and Photography at “Through A Lens Darkly” TALD documentary and multimedia project - Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) http://ddfr.tv Chimpanzee Productions, Inc.

Also … check out the new trailer for “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” USA Projects. http://bit.ly/L06o6j