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“Through A Lens Darkly:

Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

@ NYC’s Film Forum!


After our SOLD-OUT premiere at New York City’s Documentary Fortnight Festival at MoMA earlier this year, “Through A Lens Darkly” will be screening August 27 through September 9 at the Film Forum — You can buy your tickets NOW!

Group rates are available for you to attend along with your class, department, organization, social group, etc… Now is the time to reserve your tickets!

Wednesday, August 27 – Tuesday, September 9

Film Forum
209 West Houston St.
New York, NY 10014

Box Office:

Also, check out our new website at!




  1. Please bring this documentary to Ontario, Canada!!!

  2. Tell me how to send you one of my photographs.
    Thank You

  3. A powerful and mesmerizing document in progress full of spirit and pride. I hope this film, once finished will get all the exposure and attention it deserves.

  4. What’s your next project? A blacks-only baseball team?

    By making your photo project “blacks-only” , you inadvertantly are taking a step BACKWARDS, segregating yourself, and making blacks seem even more different than other humans. Is that really what you wanted?

    Why exclude other races? Is that what MLK would have done?

  5. Hi Thomas!!! Please, I need talk to you!!!

  6. Amazing, amazing work. As a cartoonist, I understand the importance of images. Thomas, you rock!!! I got so much inspiration from those six minutes of footage that I had to stop it midway and rush to the drawing board. I’m looking forward to its completion.

    • PeggyDammondPreacely
    • Posted November 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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    what a wonderful experience. Thank you for capturing us so beautifully and meaningfully. Such a treasure.I look forward to learning more from a dear friend Dr. Doris Derby.

  7. I can’t wait to read more about this project in American Heritage Magazine.

  8. thank you so much for this. I’m a black caribbean man that has posed nude for over a decade and i have recently picked up and gone onto the OTHER side of the lens. So much of the words within this short feature has resonated within my inner conscious.

    i applaud you efforts and look forward to the finished product with bated breath…

    RasConrad model, photographer, poet

  9. much thanks to Rod, whose blog always bring rich and informative information.

  10. Looks like an amazing project. I cannot wait to see it.

  11. My aunt was a young woman in the 1900-1920. She left behind over 250 photos of people in her life. From Green River to Phoenix she left a fabulous photo legacy for us. Some of those photos are on display in my FaceBook photos section of my profile. I would like to know what I could do with them, so others besides my famiy could enjoy them.

    • Thank you Tauheedah – That is an amazing story we would love to see them! Visit to create a free account where you can upload your photos and tell your family story! We are working on other methods of allowing people to share their photos so do check back on (our new and updated website). Looking forward to seeing them!

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