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Dr. Deborah Willis, NYU Chair, Author & Filmmaker "Through A Lens Darkly"

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"Dr. Deborah Willis, NYU Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging will discuss her book "Reflections in Black "and the film she co-produced "THROUGH A LENS DARKLY" with The Gist of Freedom host, Roy Paul!

“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” a history of African-American photography is inspired by the book “Reflections in Black” , authored by Deborah Willis. It is a groundbreaking and thorough excavation of a vital and neglected photographic tradition

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies.  She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and as one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture. Professor Willis has just received the honored educator award at the Society for Photographic Education.

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