FMA Visiting Artist Series: Thomas Allen Harris

FMA Visiting Artist Series: Thomas Allen Harris

Jan
30
Jan 30, 2016
Annenberg Hall, Rm. 3

Re-imagining the Family Album in the Digital Age

An Examination of Digital Diaspora Roadshow

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion views family albums as documents of a people's history. It celebrate the ordinary vernacular images that people create every day as a lever to show the connections, shared values and common experiences that unites us all in our basic humanity. The mission of Digital Diaspora is to use the family album to break down barriers and create dialogues between generations and across cultures. 

Lecture with Thomas Allen Harris

Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 am

Discussion of Through a Lens Darkly which celebrates the ordinary vernacular images that people create every day as a lever to show the connections, shared values and common experiences that unites us all in our basic humanity.

The film should be viewed prior to the talk on the Temple Libraries Diamond Catalog online streaming or on Netflix. Seating is limited. Please arrive early. No registration required.

Workshop with Thomas Allen Harris

Saturday, January 30 

Participants will engage in the transmedia component of the film. For FMA Students Only. Registration required. Please visit Annenberg Hall 14E to sign-up.


Thomas Allen Harris is the founder and President of Chimpanzee Productions a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. Harris’s newly released film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical), the Fund for Santa Barbara 2014 Social Justice Award and a Best Diasporic Documentary Award from the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria. Called “Wise and Passionate” by the New York Times. 

 

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