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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

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Read this. (It’s an article about Suzan-Lori Parks.)


see this film, before Tuesday

I can’t urge you enough. When I think of the way Cynthia McKinney has been vilified in the mainstream media I start to get violent up in here.
And if you’re black and you don’t see it, god help you. I’m serious. I’m about to make some copies (shhh) and send to folks I think are [...]

seriously? did they include mfas in those stats?

College Grads Earn More, But Racial Disparities Persist By Diverse staff Oct 26, 2006, 03:28



-70 percent of Americans have not visited a bookstore in five years
-over half of Americans will NOT read a SINGLE book after high school

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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 […]

  • "Dedicated to the real photographers of the world—to those who, with their second-hand equipment and their makeshift darkrooms, are today fighting their solitary battles with their recalcitrant medium, not for money or for glory, but because they would rather make pictures than anything else in the world." - William Mortensen
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