Tag: <span>artist</span>

“Through a Lens Darkly” is a 2014 documentary directed by Thomas Allen Harris about the history of Black people in America both in front and behind the lens. The film explores how the camera has been used at various times to shape the public image of Black America. Beginning during slavery and ending in the recent past, the documentary presents and discusses photos of Black people from through the decades but also presents short profiles of notable Black photographers.

Movie Reviews

A profile of James Weldon Johnson, composer of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and prominent leader of the NAACP during the 1920s.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about an acclaimed photographer who was a successful fashion photographer but is most well known for his photo essays and portraits from during the Civil Rights Movement, then my Gordon Parks Black History Short is for you.

Black History Profile

A profile of Augusta Savage, a sculptor from the Harlem Renaissance whose studio and gallery helped to nurture upcoming Black artists.

Black History Profile

A profile of Miriam Makeba, a South African entertainer who was exiled for 30 years in retaliation for her speaking out against apartheid.

Black History Profile