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Book in Common

Film Screening and Discussion: Through a Lens Darkly

November 16

Introduced by Quinn Winchell (Media Arts, Design, and Technology) followed by a curated discussion moderated by Dr. Nathaniel Heggins Bryant (English). 

The 2014 documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People explores the history of black photography, particularly of the 20th century black family photo album, as a means of fundamentally disrupting the way that photography and film have been significant sources of racist stereotypes and white supremacist narratives about black people. The director, Thomas Allen Harris, is an award-winning and groundbreaking queer black artist, photographer, filmmaker, and academic, and Through a Lens Darkly won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary, among a host of awards. 


This event is generously co-sponsored by the Book in Common, Meriam Library, the Humanities Center, Department of Art and Art History, Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.