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A Story of Lives Intertwined

By Daniel Spector Photographs curated by Daniela Spector In 1976 my mom, Norma Spector, went to Vietnam as a member of an international women’s delegation at the invitation of the Vietnam Women’s Union, representing Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE), an organization she helped found and lead. The Vietnam War had ended but the […]

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Learning to Love Family Photos

Phase 1: Anger Growing up, I avoided cameras and family photos like the plague. My house was littered with photo albums filled mostly with people I knew little about. Every holiday and birthday and anniversary tens of people decades older than me would gather around and look at these photos for what felt like hours. […]

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Daisy’s Memorable Quinceañera

By Daisy Abreu My family members and I posing for a Quinceañera picture What I remember most about my fifteenth birthday, mis quinces is that it was an extended family affair. My parents hosted the party at El Club Camajuani, the social club located in Union City, New Jersey, and named for my mother’s Cuban hometown, […]

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My Father’s Fifty Years in Photos

By Mary Geraci 50 years worth of my father’s photography. When my father passed away in 2008, I was left with an entire bookcase of slide boxes filled with fifty years of my father’s photography work.  My father with his camera around his neck.  He is in NYC as a young man.  My father began […]

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How 100 Individuals Discovered They Were Family

by Julian Michelucci 80 members of the Lenci, Lotti and Michelucci family. The Lenci, Lotti, and Michelucci families immigrated from Lucca, Italy to Northern California in the late nineteenth century. Initially, they settled in what is now Pacifica, then San Pedro Valley, where they worked in the vegetable farms that carpeted this area. In time, […]

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Written by Darriel McBride Today, according to the most recent statistics from the US Census, there are roughly 20.4 million veterans in the United States, yet among those who have served, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night. Gulf War veterans face unrelenting barriers […]

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Four women stand by the entrance to a large home. The grass in front and walkway are visible as well. Black and White Photo.

A Boston-Edison Tale

65 Years, 4 Generations, 1 Home By Michelle May Historic Boston-Edison is a 36-block neighborhood area of Detroit containing approximately 900 houses.  The District is bordered by Boston Boulevard on the North, Edison Avenue on the South, Woodward Avenue on the east and Linwood on the West.  It is one of the largest residential historic districts […]

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Close up of Thomas Allen Harris with members

From the Audience Chair

Joanne Iwinski Miller gives you an inside look behind-the-scenes at WGCU Family Pictures USA Fort Myers event and taping was a smash hit with everyone that attended. Hi, My name is Joanne Iwinski Miller and am proud to be part of this new fabulous show that will air in August on PBS just by being […]

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Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA

An Interactive Celebration of Harlem Thomas Allen Harris with his work titled A Family Album at the Harlem Stage, on view at Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA. Photo by Natalie Conn Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA, a multimedia exhibition produced from an innovative in-gallery summer course led by artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris in the Hunter East Harlem […]

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Mixed-media collage of woman and nature

Just Beyond the River

A Folktale Exhibition Just Beyond the River: A FolkTale series Just Beyond the River features selections from Daesha Devón Harris’ series of mixed media pieces, made using a personal collection of unidentified, discarded Victorian-era portraits. In production over multiple years, throughout every season, her process includes submerging a transparent version of a portrait in a body […]

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Lucas Foglia, Vanessa and Lauren watering, GreenHouse Program, 2014.

Art & Incarceration

A Panel Discussion Lucas Foglia, Vanessa and Lauren watering, GreenHouse Program, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York. Most prisons and jails across the United States do not allow prisoners to have access to cameras. At a moment when 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the US, 3.8 million people are […]

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Celebrating St. Clair Bourne at the Metrograph

In honor of his 75th birthday, Metrograph pays tribute to St. Clair Bourne, Harlem-born and Brooklyn-bred filmmaker, writer, activist, teacher, and organizer. Screenings include selections from a career dedicated to portraying what was ignored by mainstream media representation, along with work from a number of the many filmmakers Bourne mentored—including Thomas Allen Harris’ Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela—and many […]

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