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Aug 27–
Sep 9
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street
August 27–September 9

Thomas Allen Harris, a faculty member at the School of ICP, will premiere his film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, in the U.S. at Film Forum, beginning Wednesday, August 27. Inspired by Deborah Willis's groundbreaking book, Reflections in Black (Willis is also a co-producer), the documentary casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker 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 includes perspectives from Chief Curator Brian Wallis and features photographs drawn from ICP's collection.