Event — Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

When: Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Details: Inspired by the book Reflections in Black (2000) by Deborah Willis, this history of African American photography explores how the camera can be a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. A community of photographers and artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, and Lyle Ashton Harris poetically reconcile legacies of pride with long suppressed images.

Co-Writer/Co-Producer Don Perry and Assistant Professor in VCU Photography and Film Department Paul Thulin will be present for a discussion and Q&A.

Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

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