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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

if you live in l.a.

a 200-hour long house song with the voices of Chicago-area Citizens
WHEN: March 1st- 8thWHERE: Northwestern Univ. Campus – Kresge Hall and online at

CONTACTS: ( &, 847-491-4890 (Northwestern Office of

University Relations)

Mendi + Keith Obadike (born 1973, USA) make interdisciplinary art works using live [...]

March 30 – April 22, 2007

300 North Washington Street · Gettysburg, PA 17325 P: [...]


(Although I’ve worked on enough publishing projects with a poor or no editor to know that citing it from a print source isn’t always more reliable…)
A History Department Bans Citing Wikipedia as a Research Source

Published: February 21, 2007

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Welcome to Open Door ::: contemporary art projects
Bayeté Ross-Smith, Passport Series
About Us
Open Door-Contemporary Art Projects (OD-CAP) offers a novel approach [...]

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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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