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Community Darkroom and The Little Theater are bringing San Francisco area African-American photographer David Johnson to Rochester Nov. 3 and 4. David Johnson. He was the first African American student to study photography with Ansel Adams and Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco (now the SF Art Institute).
Mr. Johnson produced an invaluable collection of black and white images from 1946 to 1966 showing the social, political, and private lives of African Americans living in San Francisco's Fillmore district.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 7:30-9pm
A short documentary film by Mindy Steiner about his life, "Positive Negatives - The Photography Of David Johnson" followed by a talk back session with Mr. Johnson at The Little Theater, 240 East Ave.
Tickets for the film and talk back at the Little Theater are $12 for the general public and $8 for members of The Little Theater and Genesee Center for the Arts & Education and students.
Tickets available at the door or buy advance tickets at The Little Theater Box Office or call Community Darkroom at 271-5920.
Friday, Nov. 4, 7-9pm
A reception for an exhibition of David Johnson's photographs will open at Community Darkroom, 713 Monroe Ave. Mr. Johnson will be present and live jazz will be provided by Paradigm Shift. The exhibition will be on display through January 7, 2012.
The exhibition reception at Community Darkroom is free.