‘Through a Lens Darkly’

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Screenings at MoMA, FILM FORUM and SUNDANCE

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a lens, darkly; but then face to face…”

I Corinthians, chapter 13, verses 11-12

Re-posted Video (above) by Robin Lindsay on Publish Date August 29, 2014. for The New York Times, Photo by First Run Features.

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coverage of DB, the Barbozas and attendees at the screening of the film by Thomas Allen Harris
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About the Film

The New York Times on “Through a Lens Darkly”

The New York Times, Through a Lense Darkly

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/movies/through-a-lens-darkly-on-african-american-photography.html?_r=0

“…Mr. Harris, an artist as well as a filmmaker, argues that the humanity, the full membership of African-Americans in the larger American family, is precisely what has been at stake in the work of black photographers. He tells their stories partly as a way of looking at history from a new angle and partly because their careers are fascinating and revealing in their own right.

A lot of knowledge about slavery, abolitionism, Jim Crow and the civil rights movement comes to us through pictures, but we don’t always think about their sources and meanings. Mr. Harris marshals an impressive collection of scholars, artists and photojournalists to help us understand what we see in portraits of enslaved blacks and 19th-century antislavery crusaders like Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, and to appreciate the vision of pioneering 20th-century photographers like James VanDerZee and Gordon Parks.”

A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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at the film screening

Screening at MoMA

Photographer Anthony Barboza joins panel discussion after the screening at the Museum of Modern Art. Barboza spoke along side director/producer Thomas Allen Harris, Deborah Willis,  Ann Bennett, Lola Flash and more artists as well as contributors to the film…

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Screening at Film Forum, NYC

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Photographer Anthony Barboza (President of Kamoinge) joins panel Q&A with fellow members of the Kamoinge art collective to speak after the film. Fellow members in attendance after the film screening at Film Forum include  Adger Cowans, John Pinderhughes, Herb Robinson, Radcliffe Roye, Ming Smith, Frank Stewart, Shawn Walker and more.Through a Lens Darkly Screening, Film Forum, with Anthony Barboza and Komongie, Draco B events, Draco B dot com

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See below, for images of the DBs, Danica Barboza, and others in attendance at the screening.

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Through a Lens Darkly, Screening, Film Forum, Draco B

Through a Lens Darkly, Screening, Film Forum, Herb Robinson,

Through a Lens Darkly, Screening, Film Forum,  Loretta Chinn, Anthony Barboza, Danica Barboza

 

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“A rich and lyrical tapestry that is both personal and epic in scope, Thomas Allen Harris’s extraordinary documentary, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, is a unique examination of they way black photographers—and their subjects—have used the camera as a tool for social change from the time photography was invented to the present.”

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Through a Lens Darkly Screening, Film Forum, Komongie, Anthony Barboza, Draco B

Through a Lens Darkly Screening, Film Forum, Shawn Walker, Danica Barboza, Herb Robinson, Draco B

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All photographic coverage of the screenings seen here, was taken by our very own Leticia Barboza.

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Screening at Sundance

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photography by Leticia Barboza.

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All photographic coverage of the screenings seen here, was taken by our very own Leticia Barboza.

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More About the Film: “Through a Lens Darkly”

Cast and Credits
Director: Thomas Allen Harris
Screenwriters: Thomas Allen Harris, Don Perry, Paul Carter Harrison
Producers: Thomas Allen Harris, Kimberly Steward, Deborah Willis, Ann Bennett, Don Perry
Cinematographer: Martina Radwan
Editors: Kim Mille, Matthew Cohn
Composers: Vernon Reid, Miles Jay
Associate Producers: Sabrina Hawkins, Sheila Maniar
Production Associates: Sienna Pinterhughes, Natalie Shmuel

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       A Note from DB:         Hi DracoB Fans and Web Surfers,           It was such a special and touching experience to be surrounded by our sportive family and friends at this F.A.X.  tribute to my father, his life and work. Thank you again to F.A.X. founder, Gwenveria Sargeant and staff, as well as to all of you who were able or hoping to attend. Draco and I are so very touched and proud, and even more so to hear F.A.X’s note that requests for attendance exceeded even their expectations and plans for the event.   I hope all of you enjoy these images of the F.A.X. festivities. I would also like to give an extra thanks to our photographer Leticia Barboza for providing us with the extensive photos! And to our D.Alamander78  of  our staff here at DracoB.com for the following article and her careful fact checking.          Cheers,       Danica B.               Scroll Down for more Images from the Red Carpet and Film Screening    F.A. X. inc Presents their Career of Excellence Award to Photographer, Anthony Barboza     On June 14th F.A.X. (The Fashion Arts Xchange) honored Photographer Anthony Barboza with their “Career of Excellence” Award in honor of Juneteenth. The award was presented to Mr. Barboza by the Founder of the F.A.X. foundation, Gwenveria Sargeant and F.A.X.’s honoree Constance White (Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine. The ceremony was held at the Brant Park Hotel in New York City, and included a fashion show featuring the work of Designers, Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella and Daisy  Malone. Following the festivities including, the F.A.X. fashion show,  speeches and a screening of an interview/retrospective of Mr. Barboza’s work arrange by Kenneth Sargeant, the evening was concluded by an after party held at The Sky Room Lounge, Times Square.             Special guests and speakers included the Mistress of Ceremonies, Peggy Dillard- Toone; long-time friend of Anthony Barboza, Supermodel and Business women Beverly Johnson; F.A.X. Designers Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella, and Daisy Malone, Minister Gloria Jean Pinkney, Margo Turnquest, Blake Carrington, Patty Carpenter, Kena Marcell, Jason Parker, Tracy Reese;…          As well as Mr. Barboza’s friends and associates including his agent and brother Ken Barboza of Ken Barboza Associates, Inc., accompanied by his wife Carmen, and son Ken Jr.; Steven Barboza, Regena Barboza and wife Regina accompanied by his their daughter Yasmine Barboza; Ronald Barboza and his daughter’s Adia Barboza and Bianca Barboza;             Also in attendance: Anthony Barboza’s eldest daughter Leticia Barboza; Mr. Baraboza’s wife actress, Laura Carrington, and their children Danica Barboza, Alexio Barboza, and Lien Barboza.             Close friends and associates in attendance: Draco B; Joe Bethune; Sherry Bronfman; Photographer Keith Majors; painter Frank Wimberley and his wife  Juanita Wimberley; Photographer Herbie Robinson, Photographer Joe Grant, Art Director Ragnar Johnsen, and daughter Karianne, Art Director Aaron Bell, Stylist Debbie Medeiros and more…                 F.A.X. Inc and Draco B .com, notes Special Thanks to: Anthony Barboza– 2012 Award Recipient, Ken Barboza Associates, Inc. Bryant Park Hotel & Adolpho Ramirez, Sales Manger, Peggy Dillard-Toone– Mistress of Ceremonies, Constance White — 2011 Award Recipient, Beverly Johnson — Selected Recipient of FAX’s 2013 Award, Designers: Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella, Daisy Malone, Event Supporters: UniWorld Group, International Center of Photography, Old Post Liquors-Croton on Hudson,Essence Magazine, Tracy Reese, The Coca-Cola Company, Fashion Manuscript Magazine, ENYCE Theresa Scott, Elle Magazine, Miss Jessie’s LLC, F.A.X. Staff: Kenneth Sargent– Media Design Director & Videographer,Carlton Sargent– Multimedia Technician, Brandon Sargeant — Program Cover Designer, Jacqueline Love — Fashion Showcase Coordinator, Kenya Smith — Photographer, Leticia Barboza — In-house Photographer, Ingrid Alexander — F.A.X Board of Directors Anita Wallace — Virtual Assistant, Jasmine Johnson — Social Media Coordinator, Adrew Eccles – Program Cover Photo, Margo Turnquest — Production Director, Sean McCarthy — for Historical Content, This Page was Edited byA Note from DB:         Hi DracoB Fans and Web Surfers,           It was such a special and touching experience to be surrounded by our sportive family and friends at this F.A.X.  tribute to my father, his life and work. Thank you again to F.A.X. founder, Gwenveria Sargeant and staff, as well as to all of you who were able or hoping to attend. Draco and I are so very touched and proud, and even more so to hear F.A.X’s note that requests for attendance exceeded even their expectations and plans for the event.   I hope all of you enjoy these images of the F.A.X. festivities. I would also like to give an extra thanks to our photographer Leticia Barboza for providing us with the extensive photos! And to our D.Alamander78  of  our staff here at DracoB.com for the following article and her careful fact checking.          Cheers,       Danica B.               Scroll Down for more Images from the Red Carpet and Film Screening    F.A. X. inc Presents their Career of Excellence Award to Photographer, Anthony Barboza     On June 14th F.A.X. (The Fashion Arts Xchange) honored Photographer Anthony Barboza with their “Career of Excellence” Award in honor of Juneteenth. The award was presented to Mr. Barboza by the Founder of the F.A.X. foundation, Gwenveria Sargeant and F.A.X.’s honoree Constance White (Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine. The ceremony was held at the Brant Park Hotel in New York City, and included a fashion show featuring the work of Designers, Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella and Daisy  Malone. Following the festivities including, the F.A.X. fashion show,  speeches and a screening of an interview/retrospective of Mr. Barboza’s work arrange by Kenneth Sargeant, the evening was concluded by an after party held at The Sky Room Lounge, Times Square.             Special guests and speakers included the Mistress of Ceremonies, Peggy Dillard- Toone; long-time friend of Anthony Barboza, Supermodel and Business women Beverly Johnson; F.A.X. Designers Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella, and Daisy Malone, Minister Gloria Jean Pinkney, Margo Turnquest, Blake Carrington, Patty Carpenter, Kena Marcell, Jason Parker, Tracy Reese;…          As well as Mr. Barboza’s friends and associates including his agent and brother Ken Barboza of Ken Barboza Associates, Inc., accompanied by his wife Carmen, and son Ken Jr.; Steven Barboza, Regena Barboza and wife Regina accompanied by his their daughter Yasmine Barboza; Ronald Barboza and his daughter’s Adia Barboza and Bianca Barboza;             Also in attendance: Anthony Barboza’s eldest daughter Leticia Barboza; Mr. Baraboza’s wife actress, Laura Carrington, and their children Danica Barboza, Alexio Barboza, and Lien Barboza.             Close friends and associates in attendance: Draco B; Joe Bethune; Sherry Bronfman; Photographer Keith Majors; painter Frank Wimberley and his wife  Juanita Wimberley; Photographer Herbie Robinson, Photographer Joe Grant, Art Director Ragnar Johnsen, and daughter Karianne, Art Director Aaron Bell, Stylist Debbie Medeiros and more…                 F.A.X. Inc and Draco B .com, notes Special Thanks to: Anthony Barboza– 2012 Award Recipient, Ken Barboza Associates, Inc. Bryant Park Hotel & Adolpho Ramirez, Sales Manger, Peggy Dillard-Toone– Mistress of Ceremonies, Constance White — 2011 Award Recipient, Beverly Johnson — Selected Recipient of FAX’s 2013 Award, Designers: Franklin Rowe, Karen Borgella, Daisy Malone, Event Supporters: UniWorld Group, International Center of Photography, Old Post Liquors-Croton on Hudson,Essence Magazine, Tracy Reese, The Coca-Cola Company, Fashion Manuscript Magazine, ENYCE Theresa Scott, Elle Magazine, Miss Jessie’s LLC, F.A.X. Staff: Kenneth Sargent– Media Design Director & Videographer,Carlton Sargent– Multimedia Technician, Brandon Sargeant — Program Cover Designer, Jacqueline Love — Fashion Showcase Coordinator, Kenya Smith — Photographer, Leticia Barboza — In-house Photographer, Ingrid Alexander — F.A.X Board of Directors Anita Wallace — Virtual Assistant, Jasmine Johnson — Social Media Coordinator, Adrew Eccles – Program Cover Photo, Margo Turnquest — Production Director, Sean McCarthy — for Historical Content, This Page was Edited by

Kicks on The Fop!

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Critic Wilhelm Kicks

and Anonymous on

“The Fop!”

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The following conversation between art critic Wilhelm Kicks and an anonymous bystander took place at the opening reception of the exhibition, Struttin’, at the Peg Alston Fine Arts Gallery on June 13th 2013. Kicks opinions on Barboza’s art piece “ ’The Fop!’: a Character Portrait of Draco Adollphus B” were recorded by a junior member of our staff, and transcribed here by D.Alamander78 of the staff at DracoB.com.

The following opinions contained in this article do not necessarily represent that of DracoB.com incorporated, nor that of any individual or party related to DracoB.com or its participants therein. The names of individuals and/or specific location may be omitted for the privacy of specific individuals, in protection of both their private and/or public lives/personas, as well as intellectual property and/or the management of reputations public, private and/or corporate.

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Critic Wilhelm Kicks discussing Danica Barboza, Draco B, The Fop, lifesize sculpture, Peg Alston Gallery, '' Struttin' '' Exhibition, 2a

“The Fop! A Character Portrait of Draco Adollphus B”:

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WK:     …What’s surprising about the work  [referring to “The Fop!”] for me, is it’s title. It’s both literal as well as satirical. You could say it’s literally a portrait of  ‘a Fop,’ perhaps ‘a Dandy’…

   he’s clothed in this [Kicks gesturing to artwork] vibrant, elaborate, barrage of high-fashion magazine elements,

in this barrage-of-color… 

And yet there is an element of the satirical    —The seriousness…   the-sobriety-of-his-expression opposes all the qualities that seem to make him a  ‘a Fop’!

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Anonymous Bystander:     So is he actually ‘a Fop’?

[Bystander laughing casually] I mean do you see him as an accurate representation of one?

[both Kicks and Bystander laughing briefly]

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WK:     [Kicks laughing] Well… I don’t claim to be an expert on foppery… [Sipping wine] but, here is where it gets interesting (for me at least)   —because we (the viewers) have no way of knowing whether the figure is in fact ‘a Fop’ of is he has been branded as one.

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Anonymous Bystander:     It’s an enigma   [Bystander suggests]

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WK:     [Kicks casually nodding in agreement]   It’s an enigma.

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Anonymous Bystander:     What I find strange is that the face,

out of all the portraits I’ve seen her [referring to the artist Danica Barboza] do of Draco, look so…

I mean, I have NEVER seen her sculpt his face to look that much like              ___[Name Omitted]__! I mean the body, the broad shoulders, I suppose that all feels like Draco, looks like… Draco B,

but the face, it looks EXACTLY like a portrait of ___[Name Omitted]__ !! It’s as though she is suddenly showing off the fact that— [Kicks interrupting]

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WK:     So you think that this her [Danica Barboza’s] way of blatantly implying that ___[Name Omitted]__ is in fact Draco’s actual father ?

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Anonymous Bystander:     [silent]    [frowning at artwork]

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WK:     [longer pause]

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Anonymous Bystander:     You know? … [pause] I just don’t know.

I mean it’s been a rumor for SO long. It could almost be—[Kicks interrupting]

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WK:      Another layer of satire?

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Anonymous Bystander:      [nods thoughtfully looking at artwork] Yes… but that’s almost not the word for it…

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WK:     Interesting…

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Anonymous Bystander:     [Silent]   [looking at work]

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WK:     — I mean, because, it could actually be more of a metaphor— I suppose.

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Anonymous Bystander:      How so?

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WK:      Well it leads one to question… even if Draco is supposedly posing as this character, as “The” Fop. Who is he really masquerading as? [pause]

Who really is “The Fop”?

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The Gordon Parks: 100 Exibition

The Barbozas at the Artists Opening of
The “Gordon Parks: 100″ Exhibition at the Schomburg in New York City

Claire Yaffa, Leticia Barboza, Anthony Babroza, Danica Babroza,  photo by clair Yaffa at Gordon Parks 100 Shomburg

(From left to Right) Leticia Barboza, Anthony Barboza and Danica Barboza at the Schomburg 2012. The photo above was taken by Photographer Clair Yaffa.

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Bellow are Portraits of Gordon Parks taken by Anthony Barboza, along with images of the two photographers together (which displayed in the Exhibition “Gordon Parks: 100″)

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“Gordon Parks: 100″ has exhibited at The Schomburg, The ICP The Weinstein Gallery, and The NY State Museum

 About the Exhibition

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As Tiffany Hagler-Geard of  Abc News writes:
“Nov. 30, 2012, marks the 100th birthday of the late legendary photographer Gordon Parks.
Remembered for his Life magazine photo essays, Parks was also a filmmaker, composer and writer. He was the first African-American to work at Life magazine and the first to write, direct and score a Hollywood film, with “Shaft” in 1971.  The International Center of Photography in New York City is honoring Gordon Parks this year in an art-project installation piece, “Gordon Parks: 100,” up until Jan. 6.”
ABC New’s article: “Celebrating the Life of Photographer Gordon Parks” Nov. 30, 2012 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/11/celebrating-the-life-of-photographer-gordon-parks/

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More Photos and Coverage of the

“Gordon Parks: 100″

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.Weinstein Gallery, Gordon Parks 100

“. . . Gordon Parks: At 100, an exhibition of over 40 important photographs by the internationally acclaimed artist, Gordon Parks.

A preeminent photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker, Parks was one of the most prolific and diverse American artists of the 20th century. His photographs span from the social commentary of “American Gothic,” to Paris high fashion for Vogue. Parks’ photos chronicled the Civil rights movement in Life Magazine [ . . . ] As a filmmaker he was the first African American man to direct a major Hollywood production with the poignant memoir of his youth, “The Learning Tree,” and he broke new ground with a hip and provocative African American hero in “Shaft,” a movie that continues to be a pop culture classic.

For its initial exhibition of Parks’ work, Weinstein Gallery has selected images that reflect the photographer’s cross-cultural, poetic, and humanistic vision. This exhibition of more than 40 photographs encompasses Parks’ photographic evolution from rural Kansas and early years in St. Paul to his decades of work as a Life Magazine photographer . . .”

The Weinstein Gallery

http://www.weinstein-gallery.com/exhibits.php?eid=36

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DNA info driector Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Gordon Parks 100

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg,

Speaking at the opening of the “Gordon Parks: 100″

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DNAinfo New York http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120712/central-harlem/gordon-parks-photos-featured-centennial-exhibit/slideshow/popup/209874

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Media Coverage and More:

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  •           The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578149403625003338.html#slide/1

The Wall Street Journal, on the Gordon Parks 100 Exhibition

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  •  The Gordon Parks Foundation

http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/archive/

The Gordon Park Foundation, Gordon Parks 100

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  •  Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/On-exhibit-Gordon-Parks-100-Moments-at-the-4217242.php#page-2

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  •          The International Center of Photography

http://www.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/gordon-parks-100-years

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ICP Gallery, Gordon Parks

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LIFE Magazine on Gordon Parks,

featuring the words of his friend Barbra Baker Burrows

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  •           LIFE Magazine

A Fierce and Tender Eye: Gordon Parks on Poverty’s Dire Toll

Read more: http://life.time.com/history/gordon-parks-classic-photo-essay-flavio/#ixzz2PDaCBfmD

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