Though a Lens Darkly

Thomas Allen Harris

Movies that Matter to screen film on black photographers

The Movies that Matter series in Beacon will screen the documentary Through a Lens Darkly at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church. Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, who was inspired by the book Reflections in Black by photo historian Deborah Willis, will lead a discussion after the film.

Through a Lens Darkly explores the role of photography in shaping, subverting and claiming the history and lives of African Americans, from slavery to the present. It features the work of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, James Van Der Zee, and Gordon Parks, among others. See

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