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

To recognize Black History Month – I am sharing the fabulous film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  directed by Thomas Allen Harris, which I have screened with my students at the City College of San Francisco (available in our library on DVD) and via PBS. This is a film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight. READ MORE

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