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Positive Negatives, The Photography of David Johnson
Frank Bette Center
Alameda, CA
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Positive Negatives, The Photography of David Johnson
Join the Alameda Social Club as we bring a Film Festival experience to Alameda.  We have arranged for a private screening of Positive Negatives, The Photography of David Johnson, the First African-American student of Ansel Adams.  

This amazing film uses David's photography to tell the story of his journey to discover and master his craft while dealing with all of the social challenges of the times.  David Johnson has the distinction of being Ansel Adams' first African-American student at the California School of Fine arts (CSFA) now known as the venerable San Francisco Art Institute.

David Johnson used his camera to not only tell his story but to capture images that are so candid and honest that they clearly depict the spirit and mood of the time.  Included in Johnson's artistic vision was his desire to depict people positively in the presence of discrimination, thus capturing the emotions of the Civil Rights movement.  

He has deep roots here in the Bay Area and spent a considerable amount of time in the Fillmore District of San Francisco and even lived in Alameda for a period as he worked at the Alameda Naval Base.  David's amazing eye for detail and passion for truth has made him a respected and regarded photographer for over 40 years.  

You will be in awe as you see and hear his story which has been featured in the following Film festivals:

San Francisco Black Film Festival
The San Diego Black Film Festival
The San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
The Sacramento Film Festival
The Tiburon International Film Festival and the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

To elevate the experience the Director of the film, Mindy Steiner will also be present to participate in a Q&A.

The Alameda Social Club partnered with Frank Bette Center for the Arts to show the David Johnson film, Positive Negatives at their center on Thursday, April 26th.  
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the first screening starting at 6:30 p.m.
Second screening starts at 7:15 p.m.
The film maker, Mindy Steiner will be present to participate in a Q&A. Appetizers included.



Frank Bette Center (View)
1601 Paru St
Alameda, CA 94501
United States

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Arts > Visual

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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