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Thomas Allen Harris

Family Pictures USA
Thomas Allen Harris is a filmmaker and artist whose work across film, video, photography, and performance illuminates the human condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. His deeply personal films have received critical acclaim at international film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Flaherty, and Cape Town. His most recent feature film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), which looks at the ways photographs have served as tools of representation and self-representation through history, won over 7 international awards including the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary Film. His latest short film, About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer (2017) had its premiere on World AIDS Day at the Whitney Museum of American Art and over 100 institutions worldwide as part of Visual AIDS' 28th annual Day With(out) Art. In 2009, Harris founded Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR), a socially engaged transmedia project that has incorporated community organizing, performance, virtual gathering spaces, and storytelling into 48 unique audio-visual events across 3 continents. With this project, Harris has toured internationally to invite individuals to explore and share the rich and revealing narratives found within their family photo albums. Harris is bringing DDFR to national TV with Family Pictures USA as its executive producer, director, and host.