Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people
(DVD)

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Published
New York, NY : First Run Features, 2014.
ISBN
9786315807152
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Mayfield Branch - Adult Collection - Audio Visual770.8996073 T416 2014 Available

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Published
New York, NY : First Run Features, 2014.
Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
9786315807152
UPC
00720229916387, 720229916387

Notes

General Note
Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present.
General Note
Originally released as a documentary film in 2014.
Creation/Production Credits
Director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producers, Deborah Willis, Ann Bennett, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; editors, K.A. Miille, Matthew Cohn ; composer, Vernon Reid ; director of photography, Martina Radwan.
Description
"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.
System Details
DVD.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Harris, T. A., Willis, D., Bennett, A. (., Perry, D., Harrison, P. C., & Reid, V. (2014). Through a lens darkly: black photographers and the emergence of a people . First Run Features.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas Allen, Harris et al.. 2014. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. First Run Features.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thomas Allen, Harris et al.. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People First Run Features, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Harris, Thomas Allen,, et al. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People First Run Features, 2014.

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