Sunday, February 15, 2009

Public Media Conference Features Documentary and Photo Archive

Filmmaker Presents Screening At Conference

The Integrated Media Association’s (IMA) Public Media ’09 Conference announces the screening of documentary and multimedia project, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People at the IMA Conference on Saturday, February 21 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. The Public Media Conference is the largest gathering of public broadcasting and digital media professionals in the country. Public Broadcasting Atlanta is co-sponsor of this year’s event.

Filmmaker and creator Thomas Allen Harris will host the screening and invites African-Americans to share family photos that reflect the social, political, economic and historic realities of African-Americans from 1840 to modern day.

Through a Lens Darkly represents a new participatory model of nonfiction filmmaking. African-American residents of Atlanta are invited to share a few of their favorite family photos from different eras in history. Images will be scanned and added to an online archive called The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion. All photos scanned will be examined and considered for potential inclusion in the film Through a Lens Darkly.

In keeping with IMA’s mission to create a strong public service presence on emerging new media platforms, IMA and PBA warmly support this special multimedia project. More information about this project is available at The event is free.

WHAT: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 11 am – 1 pm

WHERE: Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
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