The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts

Home of Visual Culture and Innovation

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The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA) showcases the Museum’s dynamic image collection through a changing exhibition program of still and moving images, publications, and public programs.


For more information about the center, please contact us at, NMAAHC-CAAMA@si.edu.

The power of photographs is not only the ability to depict events, but to bring human scale to those experiences.

Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director

The Great Migration Home Movie Project

A unique initiative that provides free video and audio digitization services to individuals and organizations who wish to preserve the stories of their families and communities for future generations.

This 16mm film is from a collection of home movies shot by J. Max Bond Sr. between 1930-1960. The collection features travel footage, family outings, and gatherings with family and friends.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Family of George Clement Bond

The CAAMA Collection

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