Tag Archives | Thomas Allen Harris


Solidarity Means Rising Up Against Fear

Written by Darriel McBride Growing up as a bi-racial woman, during the early 2000s to present, has come with its own set of challenges. Despite growing up in New York, one of the most diverse cities in the world, I was born into a mixed family and culture that struggles with anti-Blackness. While being half […]

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Philanthropy Southwest’s 72nd Annual Conference

Philanthropy Southwest’s Annual Conference consistently draws several hundred trustees and staff attendees from grantmaking organizations of all types and sizes. Registration is open to trustees and staff of grantmaking organizations and provides the opportunity to connect with fellow philanthropists located or making investments in the Southwestern United States

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NCNG 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference: People, Place, Purpose

We are united by a common belief – that philanthropy has an important role to play in creating a stronger North Carolina. One where all its residents can live productive and fulfilled lives. One where communities from the mountains to the farmlands to the coast are safe and thriving. Join us at the 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference as we deepen our knowledge, gain new skills, challenge old assumptions, and reconnect to people, place and purpose.

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frank 2020

frank is back for its seventh year, and at this gathering we’re going to play with your emotions.

Or at least how you can intentionally use emotion in your work. We’ll dive in, as frank does, with the research-informed insights and actionable examples from the field. Plus plenty of time to explore, connect with old friends or make new ones in the funky Floridian February escape so many look forward to throughout the year.

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Family Pictures in Brazil

Thomas and Ana Flávia in front of the library on the Federal University of Brasilia Campus Last month I went to Brazil to keynote the opening of the “Plural Knowledge: The Social Relevance of the Public University” Conference at the Federal University of Brasilia, as well as to conduct a two day Family Pictures Community […]

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Description: Vintage will screen as part of a new series coinciding with the reopening of the Museum of Modern Art. The series, Currents: Re-Viewing Cineprobe, 1968-2002  will run October 24-November 20 and is made up of 25 programs representing upwards of 60 filmmakers and artists. Vintage: Families of Value will run with Alan Berliner’s The Family Album as a program thinking about personal cinema & home movies as a significant area Cineprobe engaged over its three decades.

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Digital Diaspora Family Reunion in Brazil

Thomas Allen Harris will keynote the upcoming Plural Knowledge: Value of the Public University seminar at the University of Brasilia. He will lead a multi-day Digital Diaspora Family Reunion with students, staff, and the community around their family photos culminating in an interactive exhibition around Afro- Brazilian identity.

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Black Portraiture[s] V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future.

Thomas Allen Harris holds a microphone standing in front of a screen

Re-imagining an Inclusive Family Album
Speaker: Thomas Allen Harris
This presentation will discuss the evolution of the artist’s work with the Family Photo Album as a central trope as well as a tool for community storytelling over the past 25+ years. The talk will examine the interplay between family narratives and cultural shifts within the interweaving of disparate family archives within his films and most recently in the new PBS series, FAMILY PICTURES USA. This talk will discuss the possibilities of new narratives emerging from reconstructing the family photographic album.
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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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AMC 2018 ad "Transforminf the Family album into a tool for Social change"

Transforming the Family Album at Detroit’s 2018 AMC

Every year, thousands of media-makers, organizers, and agents for social change converge in Detroit for the Allied Media Conference (AMC): a 4-day, volunteer-coordinated conference that hosts hundreds of sessions focused on using media to build a more equitable, sustainable, and collaborative world. These sessions are far-reaching and innovative in their interpretation of media, ranging from food justice […]

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From Durham to Oakland

Stories of Community Participants on stage at Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration in Durham, NC “I am a person driven by an individual’s story and the stories of community. I use it in my own work by always reminding myself that we all have our own stories that have shaped us.” – DDFR participant […]

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Asian American Voices of the South

“The Family Pictures kickoff activity was a fab ice breaker and I saw my fellow table mates and the people in the room with compassion, love, and humanity that we are all in this together.” Anonymous participant Thomas Allen Harris on Stage at Beyond Borders: Diverse Voices of the American South In February, I was invited […]

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Re-Imagining the Family Album at Hunter College!

Below are student testimonies from Thomas’ two-day seminar, Re-Imagining the Family Album , at Hunter College’s Integrated Media Arts Program for the Masters in Fine Arts students. As I looked at the photos and interviewed my parents over my computer, I found myself trying to connect our experiences of this time of life, our midtwenties, and […]

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