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Through A Lens Darkly Opening Week at Film Forum

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People had its theatrical premiere at Film Forum on Wednesday August 27th, making opening night weekend a box office success! Show times were sold out and the lobby was filled with crowds anticipating to see Thomas Allen Harris’ newest award-winning documentary, as well as […]

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Salute to Deborah Willis at Film Forum NYC

Curator and Producer Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, joined us for a Q&A after our Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People screening on August 28th, during our NYC Film Forum theatrical run. Deborah […]

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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival – New Frontier!

Award-winning filmmaker/director/producer Thomas Allen Harris’ recently completed documentary film, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE, will make its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. This epic film, about contemporary artists and scholars probing the recesses of the American dream by interrogating images of stories suppressed, […]

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Bosom Buddies: A Photo History of Male Affection

“The poses, facial expressions, and body language of the men below will strike the modern viewer as very gay indeed. But it is crucial to understand that you cannot view these photographs through the prism of our modern culture and current conception of homosexuality. The term “homosexuality” was in fact not coined until 1869, and […]

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Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later

Dawoud Bey during his photo shoot at the Bethel Baptist Church. Location photograph by Truman Grayson via Dawoud Bey. LENS: Photography, Video and Visual Journalism “Reimagining a Tragedy, 50 Years Later“ By Maurice Berger September 13, 2013 “As a youngster living in Queens, the photographer Dawoud Bey was traumatized by a picture he encountered in […]

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Fierce: Portraits of Young Black LGBTQ People

Ajamu. Courtesy of Ajamu. “Acclaimed London-based photographer, Ajamu, presents a series of portraits of under-35 predominantly Black British-born LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) people.” “Fierce consists of 25 Platinum / Palladium prints along with a short film exploring what it means to be young, Black and LGBTQ in contemporary Britain.” “Julius Reuben ~ […]

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The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela – Available on iTunes!

In celebration of Nelson Mandela day, check out Thomas Allen Harris‘ 2006 Award winning film, The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela, now available on iTunes as well as Amazon! Part documentary, part dramatic re–enactment, “The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela” is both a story about the African National Congress (ANC) in exile from the perspective of […]

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Moving Walls 20 Exhibition Presents Documentary Photography

“Moving Walls 20 features work by Katharina Hesse, Yuri Kozyrev, Fernando Moleres, Ian Teh, and Donald Weber. The exhibit highlights societies in the Arab region and in China undergoing transition amidst political and economic change, as well as people victimized by repressive regimes and faulty justice systems in North Korea, Sierra Leone, and Ukraine.” “The […]

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Photographic Artifacts of Black Civil War Troops

“At the National Portrait Gallery, an ambrotype of a black Civil War soldier. Images and artifacts pertaining to the experience of black troops at that time are gaining in popularity.” Courtesy of Greg French, Early Photography Via The New York Times New York Times Photographic Artifacts of Black Civil War Troops By Eve M. Kahn […]

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