October 22

ACP FILM: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

The BronzeLens Film Festival is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. The organization showcases films and provides networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers.  On Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, at SCADshow at 7pm, ACP will be partnering with the BronzeLens Film Festival for a screening of the award-winning film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

Through A Lens Darkly is the first documentary (and multimedia outreach project) that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Thomas Allen Harris’s film is a chronicle of the incredible influence images have had in shaping perceptions about race.  An epic journey through images of stories suppressed, forgotten and lost, this film explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.