Independent Lens

Coming to Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly

Preview: Season 16 Episode 8 | 30s

Illustrating the power photography had and still has in shaping America’s views of race, Through a Lens Darkly traces 170 years of history -- from daguerreotypes in the days of slavery to more modern times — of African Americans in front of, and behind, the camera.

Aired: 02/16/15

Rating: TV-PG

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