Film Screening and Discussion: Through a Lens Darkly with Deborah Willis and Thomas Allen Harris
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Gantt Center, artist and scholar Deborah Willis, Ph.D., and documentary filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris for a screening and discussion of Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Inspired by Gant 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 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.
Deb Willis will be honored this year as one of the Gantt's Spirit of the Center award recipients.
Screening will be followed by a Q and A with Thomas Allen Harris, Deb Willis, and Jonell Logan, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Gantt Center.
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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
Founded in 1974, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural Center) exists to present, preserve and celebrate the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent through dance, music, visual and literary arts, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach. Named for Harvey B. Gantt, the prominent Charlotte architect and community leader and former Mayor of Charlotte, the Center is housed in an inspired and distinguished award-winning structure and is home to the nationally celebrated John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American art. Please visit www.ganttcenter.org