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The film ‘Through the Lens Darkly’ premiered at the Atlanta Film festival last night. It was an honor to be apart of this important documentary. Kudos Thomas Allen Harris ’ (at the plaza theather )
April 3 - I spent time with the internationally renowned artist and performer, Lonnie Holley, before the opening of his solo exhibition “It’s Like Coming Home,” by Cash Rojas Projects here in Atlanta.
As an artist myself, I was blown away by his conversations while I sat listening to him talk about the zillion rocks on the ground at Dancing Goat Coffee. He created a piece of art for me out of one of the zillion rocks that laid upon the ground.
Throwback Thursday: In 2009, I attended an important night of celebrating art collector, Paul Raymond Jones. He is seen in this photo with artist, Pash Lima, at Studio Clout Fine Art Gallery.
Paul Raymond Jones began art collecting in 1960. He befriended Hale Woodruff, a painter of the Great Depression known for his mural works depicting the Armistad slave revolts. The meeting of these men at the National Juried Show of African American Art at Atlanta University exposed Mr. Jones to art he admired and related with socially.
Arron, from the Young Americans series, is currently on the David T. Howard School. The school was one of the early prominent schools where Civil Rights activists, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Lonnie King, and Herman Russell were educated during a time the country was divided racially. The grammar school opened in 1866 for children of free men of former slaves and was named after David T. Howard, who was one of the first black millionaires of Atlanta. Established in 1923, the school operated for 28 years in Old Fourth Ward with an all–African American faculty. The school closed in 1976.
The epic sized image is located at 551 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
Atlanta, GA, April 4th- I will join filmmaker, Thomas Allen Harris, in a Q&A after the showing of, Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.
It was an honor to be spotlighted in such an important look at the history of American photographers.The film is the first documentary that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world.
The showing will take place at the Plaza Theatre in the Chipotle Auditorium located at 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE. Atlanta, GA at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, April 4th.