Network Media

Through A Lens Darkly

Funded by: Ford Foundation, Fledging Fund, Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Sundance Documentary Fund

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is a feature length, 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. This will be the first film to vividly bring to life the individual photographers and photographer collectives – both anonymous and celebrated – whose images and personalities helped define and transform the lives of African Americans through the magic and power of the camera lens.