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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

why i dislike the art world, and its coverage

Isn’t it appropriate that the East Bay Express‘ cover story this week, “Hipster Invasion,” about the conflict of white hipster art scenesters invading a predominantly African American neighborhood in Oakland, is rather cluelessly mirrored by the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s cover story “Everybody wants Mission District painter Keegan McHargue,” which features a young white male [...]

because "people here in the US don’t understand these things about constitutional rights"

hmmm…Christian terrorists…I buy it

Memoirs of Björk-GeishaStraight-up brilliant! I got to see Tina as Björk-Geisha at a different venue; wish I could have been there at the opening to also see Jennifer Parker as Matthew-Whaler. Suffice it to say it’s the only way I’d have gone anywhere near that temple of white-boy self-indulgence.
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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break February 15, 2012
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? February 15, 2012
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine February 15, 2012
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

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