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The Resource Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; a co-production of Through a Lens Darkly, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC) ; Chimpanzee Productions, (videorecording)

Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; a co-production of Through a Lens Darkly, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC) ; Chimpanzee Productions, (videorecording)

Label
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people
Title
Through a lens darkly
Title remainder
black photographers and the emergence of a people
Statement of responsibility
a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; a co-production of Through a Lens Darkly, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC) ; Chimpanzee Productions
Title variation
Black photographers and the emergence of a people
Contributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
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
Dewey number
770.8996073
Intended audience
E
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1936-
  • 1948-
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  • Harris, Thomas Allen
  • Willis, Deborah
  • Bennett, Ann
  • Perry, Don
  • Harrison, Paul Carter
  • Reid, Vernon.
  • Willis, Deborah
  • Independent Television Service
  • National Black Programming Consortium
  • Chimpanzee Productions
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
Runtime
92
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  • African American photographers
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Documentary films
  • Feature films
  • Documentary films
  • Historical films
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; a co-production of Through a Lens Darkly, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC) ; Chimpanzee Productions, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in Black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 2014
  • Special features: 14 short videos ; biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Isbn
9786315807152
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229916387
Other physical details
sd, col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FRF916387D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00121114
  • 782158
System details
DVD ; 5.1 + stereo audio options
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; a co-production of Through a Lens Darkly, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; produced in association with the National Black Programming Consortium (NPBC) ; Chimpanzee Productions, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in Black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 2014
  • Special features: 14 short videos ; biographies
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Isbn
9786315807152
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229916387
Other physical details
sd, col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
FRF916387D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00121114
  • 782158
System details
DVD ; 5.1 + stereo audio options
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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