Through a Lens Darkly

Director: Thomas Allen Harris
Year: 2014
Running Time: 92 minutes

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is a documentary about 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.

2015 NAACP Image Award – Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical)
2014 Africa Movie Academy Award – Best Diaspora Documentary
BIBFF – Best Documentary Feature, “TEDDY” Nomination
SBIFF – Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
PAFF – Festival Programmer’s Award – Documentary
2014 National Media Market – Best of Show, Collegiate
2015 Black Reel Award Nomination – Outstanding Independent Documentary

Through a Lens Darkly
Through a Lens Darkly
Through a Lens Darkly