Through A Lens Darkly

No doubt, one of the most important and necessary documentaries of the year - and a film that we have kept a close watch on - Thomas Allen Harris’ "Through A lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People," begins its long awaited US theatrical run, beginning Wednesday, August 27, at the Film Forum in New York, for a 2 week engagement. 

The film, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, "explores how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change, illuminating the hidden, little known and under-appreciated stories of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the power of the camera lens."

And now it’s been announced that after its Film Forum engagement, the film will travel to Chicago, where it will play at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, starting on September 19 through the 25th.

Though details are yet to be worked out, there are reportedly plans for a group of distinguished black photographers, such as Dawoud Bey, to participate in a panel about their work, at one of the screenings

To read Zeba Blay’s review of the film back in February go HERE.