celebrating people of color in the arts

authors of our own image

In documentary, photography on January 3, 2009 at 4:10 pm


THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People documents black photographers and black subjects who use the camera as a tool for social change.

The film honors the work of pioneering black men and women photographers whose images helped reclaim the collective self-worth and humanity of African-Americans for over 160 years. In their struggle to be the authors & editors of their own image, the upcoming documentary depicts how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world.

Produced by Thomas Allen Harris and Deb Willis.

* The video presented above is a fundraising trailer to raise funds to complete the two hour film and multimedia project.

Donations can be made directly at http://throughalensdarkly.tv


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