The Real Story

“Truth,” wrote Frederick Douglass, “belongs, like the earth, to all the earth’s inhabitants.” In the search for truth, how do storytellers of all types “pay honor to the full humanity” of the communities they seek to represent? That is the obligation that author and historian Sarah Lewis described in a survey of photography of the black experience that she edited for a special issue of Aperture magazine. She called it “a project of vision and justice.” As the multiplicity of identity issues grow in intricacy, explore how artists work to express the true stories that all communities deserve.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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