In 2008, after having photographed politicians, musicians, fashionistas and porn stars, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders turned his attention to 25 prominent African-Americans for The Black List Project. The exhibit, which included interviews conducted by former New York Times film critic and KCRW host Elvis Mitchell, spawned a book and two HBO documentaries featuring more one-on-ones with everyone from Chris Rock and Serena Williams to Bill T. Jones; each shares “insights on the struggles, triumphs, and joys of black life in America and, in the process, redefine 'black list' for a new century.” Particularly powerful are Toni Morrison on self-loathing; Colin Powell on affirmative action; and Al Sharpton on his mother. The Paley Center screens The Black List: Volume Three , which includes portraits of Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend and Precious director Lee Daniels, followed by a discussion with Greenfield-Sanders, Mitchell and film subject/’70s supermodel Beverly Johnson, the first African-American to grace the cover of Vogue.
Mon., Feb. 1, 7 p.m., 2010
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