“Through a Lens Darkly”: Screening and Talkback

“Through a Lens Darkly”: Screening and Talkback

Monday, January 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd

Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris casts a broad net with Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and begins with his family album. 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. A conversation moderated by Shola Lynch with Dr. Deborah Willis and and Thomas Allen Harris will follow the screening.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, seats are generally overbooked to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.



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