Cover image for Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people
Title:
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people
Author:
Harris, Thomas Allen, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : First Run Features, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (92 min.) sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black, Through a lens darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens"--Container.
General Note:
Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present.

Originally released as a documentary film in 2014.
Language:
English
UPC:
720229916387
Format :
DVD

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
TR23 .T47 2014V Adult DVD Central Library
Searching...
Searching...
TR23 .T47 2014V Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Searching...
TR23 .T47 2014V Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...
Searching...
TR23 .T47 2014V Adult DVD Audio Visual
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Thomas Allen Harris' documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People examines how images of African-Americans throughout history have affected black people's conception of themselves, and features interviews with a variety of African-American photographers who discuss how they have attempted to directly steer the course of that conversation with their work. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi