Independent Lens

Through a Lens Darkly

Season 16 Episode 8 | 1h 25m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

For the last 170 years, pioneering African American photographers — men and women, celebrated and anonymous — have recorded the dramas and aspirations of generations. <i>Through a Lens Darkly</i> traces their spiritual transformation from slavery to economic mobility and social stability, and shows how these photographers helped their communities reclaim self-worth and humanity.

Aired: 02/17/15

Expired: 03/09/15

Rating: TV-PG

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