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Through A Lens Darkly With Deborah Willis And Thomas Allen Harris

Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater
$5 Gantt Center members; $10 non-members
  • About This Program

    Join the Gantt Center, award-winning scholar and artist Deborah Willis,Ph.D.,  and documentary filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris for a screening and discussion of his film, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

    Inspired by Gantt Center 2014 Spirit of the Center Award recipient Deborah Willis’ book Reflections in Black, this film is a unique investigation of the way black photographers have used the camera to document, define, and re-present blackness over the past 160 years.

    Hear artists Deb Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Lyle Ashton Harris and Glenn Ligon share their perspectives on their work and the power of the camera.

    The screening will be followed by Q & A with Mr. Harris, Dr. Willis, and Jonell Logan, Gantt Center Director of Education and Public Programs.

    Directly following the Q & A, Dr. Willis will hold a book signing for her book, Reflections in Black. Her book can be purchased in the Gantt Center Museum Shop prior to the event and at the book signing.

    Members, when purchasing tickets, please enter your promo code to receive your half-price discount.

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