23 August 2008

The Black List

“What you tend not to see are films on black people radiating
in the pleasure of their success and telling their stories,” [. . .].
“You come to the point whenever you see a black person on
television, it’s either a comedy or some tragic issue being spoken
to. You wouldn’t think that black people could get through a
competently managed day, let alone being successful at it.”
~ Elvis Mitchell

Both npr and The New York Times have recently offered promos pieces on "The Black List," a coordinated documentary/portrait/interview project. This is an intriguing joint undertaking undertaking by photographer Timothy Greenfield Sanders and writer Elvis Mitchell. According to the stories they are planning follow ups.

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