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The Resource Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, k. media ; Chimpanzee Productions ; a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producer, Deborah Willis ; producer, Ann Bennett ; producer, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; 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)

Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, k. media ; Chimpanzee Productions ; a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producer, Deborah Willis ; producer, Ann Bennett ; producer, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; 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)

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
k. media ; Chimpanzee Productions ; a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producer, Deborah Willis ; producer, Ann Bennett ; producer, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; 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)
Contributor
Director of photography
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • 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
Awards note
Sundance Film Festival, official selection; Africa Movie Academy Awards, winner
Cataloging source
SYB
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Editors, K.A. Miille, Matthew Cohn ; composer, Vernon Reid ; additional music and opening theme composed and performed by Miles Jay ; director of photography, Martina Radwan ; executive producers, John Singleton, Kimberly Steward
Language note
Can be viewed subtitled in English or Spanish
LC call number
TR23
LC item number
.T495 2014
PerformerNote
Lyle Ashton Harris, Robin Kelly, Hank Willis Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1968-2019
  • 1936-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Thomas Allen
  • Willis, Deborah
  • Bennett, Ann
  • Perry, Don
  • Singleton, John
  • Steward, Kimberly
  • Harrison, Paul Carter
  • Reid, Vernon
  • Radwan, Martina
  • Willis, Deborah
  • K Period Media (Firm)
  • Chimpanzee Productions
  • Independent Television Service
  • National Black Programming Consortium
  • First-Run Features (Firm)
Runtime
92
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  • Willis, Deborah
  • African American photographers
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • African Americans in art
  • African Americans
  • Blacks in art
  • Fotógrafos
  • Afronorteamericanos
  • Fotografía
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, k. media ; Chimpanzee Productions ; a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producer, Deborah Willis ; producer, Ann Bennett ; producer, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; 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)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Inspired by the book 'Reflections in black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present' by Deborah Willis
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 2014
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features: Digital diaspora family album -- 14 bonus shorts -- Biographies
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229916387
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white
Publisher number
FRF916387D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1384794
  • (OCoLC)886652894
  • (OCoLC)ocn886652894
  • 1384794
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people, k. media ; Chimpanzee Productions ; a film by Thomas Allen Harris ; director, producer, writer, Thomas Allen Harris ; producer, Deborah Willis ; producer, Ann Bennett ; producer, Don Perry ; writers, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison ; 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)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Inspired by the book 'Reflections in black : a history of black photographers 1840 to the present' by Deborah Willis
  • Originally released as a documentary film in 2014
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features: Digital diaspora family album -- 14 bonus shorts -- Biographies
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (92 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
720229916387
Other physical details
sound, color, black and white
Publisher number
FRF916387D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1384794
  • (OCoLC)886652894
  • (OCoLC)ocn886652894
  • 1384794
System details
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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