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One thing that hasn’t wavered over time is people’s fascination with and appreciation for photography. The process of mulling over age-tinged photos in battered photo albums or scrolling through photo galleries on our smart phones is exciting and fulfilling.

Brought to you by Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR), Family Pictures USA is a new documentary-style television show that will focus on bringing people together to share family pictures and stories in a highly interactive and engaging experience known as Community Photo Sharing. The show will be a series of filmed CPS events with hosts and producers guiding participants through personal narratives in which their collected photos serve as storytelling tools.

Family Pictures USA Trailer

Filming and Locations

The pilot episode is being filmed in Detroit as part of the Detroit Historical Society’s Detroit 67 Project – a multi-year community engagement project that brings together diverse voices and communities around the effects of the 1967 12th Street Riot to find their place in the present and inspire the future.

May 31, 2017
Production launches at the Detroit Historical Museum.

June 13 – July 15, 2017
Community photo sharing events and deep dive interviews filmed at multiple locations throughout Detroit, including: Detroit Historical Museum • The Horace Sheffield Center • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium • Church of the Messiah • Arab American National Museum

July 21, 2017
The Grand Finale event will take place at the corner of 12th and Clairmount Streets, the site of the start of the civil unrest in 1967.

The pilot episode of Family Pictures USA will air locally on Detroit Public TV (WTVS) and nationally on WORLD Channel’s 149 stations, in association with PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

If you’re interested in participating, sign up here for more information »