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Lecture by Deborah Willis and Screening of “Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

Date: Fri. February 27th, 2015, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Mandel Center, 11402 Bellflower Road

Deborah WillisDeborah Willis, PhD is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University/Tisch and has an affiliated appointment in Africana Studies.  She was a 2014 Richard D. Cohen Fellow of African and African American Art History at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow, and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow.  Her notable projects include “The Black Female Body: A Photographic History” with Carla Williams and “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present,” the focus of the documentary film, “Through the Lens Darkly.”

This event is sponsored by the African American Campus Community Resource Group in partnership with the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.


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