ACP's Film Series explores the close connection between photography and film.
On Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, 2014 at SCADshow at 7pm, ACP partnered 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.
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.
There was also be a live photo-sharing event in conjunction with this screening called "Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family". Digital Diaspora Family Reunion engages audiences to discover connections between their own family archives and the film’s historical narrative, thus creating new communal linkages that underlie our common humanity.
(photo credit - Lyle Ashton Harris / Thomas Allen Harris - detail)