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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

 
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Fri, Feb 18, 2022
  • 10AM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 90min
 
 
 
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Directed by Thomas Allen Harris | 2014

Inspired by Reflections in Black (2000), the groundbreaking book by Deborah Willis, Through a Lens Darkly is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. Bringing to light hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into Black lives and perspectives, showing a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture than the historical canon reveals. Featuring the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, and many others.

 
 
 
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