Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people.

Harris, Thomas Allen, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter.). Willis, Deborah, 1948- (film producer.). Bennett, Ann (Producer), (film producer.). Perry, Don, (film producer,, screenwriter.). Harrison, Paul Carter, 1936- (screenwriter.). Reid, Vernon, (composer.). Willis, Deborah, 1948- Reflections in Black. (Added Author).
Image of item

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 92 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2014.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Thomas Allen Harris.
Summary, etc.:
The first documentary to explore the American family photo album through the eyes of black photographers, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history to discover images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. From slavery to the present, these extraordinary images unveil a world confronting the difficult edges of citizenship and what it means to be human. Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black and featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Lyle Ashton Harris and many others, Through a Lens Darkly introduces the viewer to a community of storytellers who collectively transform singular experiences into a journey of discovery - and a call to action.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: African American photographers > History.
Photography > United States > History.
Photography > Social aspects > United States.
Photography > Moral and ethical aspects > United States.
African Americans in art.
African Americans > Race identity.
Blacks in art.
United States > Race relations > History.

Additional Resources