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Communities and Culture, Through the Photographer’s Lens

Image: Thomas Allen Harris

The saying goes, the camera doesn’t lie. But cameras don’t snap images on their own. They’re operated by people, and those people bring their own feelings, backgrounds, philosophies and biases to the process of documenting life. The result, says Thomas Allen Harris, tells us about the photographer, the subject and ultimately, the viewer.

“I tell my students, you could show 50 people the same photograph, and they could come up with 50 different interpretations,” Harris says.

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Make sure to attend the screening of Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, tonight, September 23 at 2:30pm in the Hodges Library auditorium.

Poster for Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

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