SCREENING: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photography and the Emergence of A People
|Photo courtesy: Frances Dixon
The companion transmedia project to Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion and World1Family social media campaign, 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.
This free family-friendly event features live interactions with the audience, where people share their stories and family photographs, on cellphones or as actual photos, projected on a large screen. Participants are encouraged to critically rethink how they read and interpret the welter of images they encounter, while also highlighting the significance of their own family photographs as historical artifacts in the making.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their family photographs.
Sponsored by New Orleans Photo Alliance
In partnership with the New Orleans Public Library African American Resource Center, Junebug Productions, and the Community Book Center
Sunday, October 19 | 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA