Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers And The Emergence Of A People

2014
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers And The Emergence Of A People
Not Rated First Run Features | Release Date: August 27, 2014
Summary: The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknownThe first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history by discovering images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into lives, experiences and perspectives of black families that is absent from the traditional historical canon. These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and society and its founding ideals. [First Run Features] Expand
Genre(s): History, Family, Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 min
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