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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

(thanks, Rachel!)

A bill is being introduced into Congress which would allow artists todeduct the fair market value of any work donated to a non-profit. Atpresent, we can only deduct cost-basis. To send an email to yourrepresentative to support this bill, please go to:

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from Lorraine O’Grady

Last week I spoke at LA MOCA for the “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” show. Besides discussing my piece in the show, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire, I read a brief piece written in response to Marsha Meskimmon’s article in the WACK! catalogue. Meskimmon’s is the lead article and the best thing in the book, I [...]

(Alice’s my girl and about to be a mommy any minute now!)

Gente e Pietre at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College Tacoma , Wash. –
Gente e Pietre –Italy and the U.S. , A Closer Look, featuring photography by Kyle Dillehay and Alice Di Certo , will be on view March 26 through May 11 at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College .
Gallery hours are [...]

pet peeve #3

I have to post this, because it bugs me. Recently, a couple of people (strangers) have written to me asking for information about something–one was seeking information about a residency I’d been on but about which there is little published info; the other was seeking info on publishing. Now, I don’t respond to every E-mail [...]

foolish but fascinating and all over the Internet

Meet the Mandingos

They’re gentlemen in the street, thugs in the bedroom, and your wife’s steamiest fantasy. Read the article and then post your comments below.
-By Sanjiv Bhattacharya-Photograph by Dana Lixenberg (dang, I know Dana!)

Jeff didn’t always like black guys. He was prejudiced—he admits it. As one of the few white kids at [...]

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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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