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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Women to Watch: Photography in Philadelphia

Featuring new or recent work by five established and three emerging women artists
The Galleries at Moore College and The Pennsylvania State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) are collaborating to present an exhibition of outstanding women photographers from Philadelphia. Curated by Susan Fisher Sterling, Deputy Director and [...]

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Shoot Films, Not People Productions Events

Shoot Films, Not People Productions and the BLFC
DATE: October 24, 2007
TIME: 8:00pm
LOCATION: Jilani’s Resturant, 507 Waverly (1 block from Washington Ave.), Brooklyn, [...]

Ernest Withers, focus on civil rights By Claire Noland Los Angeles Times San Jose Mercury News Article Launched:
Ernest C. Withers, a photographer who documented more than 60 years of black history by capturing visual images [...]

congrats, ladies!

(I’m going back to the bookstore to look for this in San Fran because I couldn’t find it before.)


I’m so late, but I wanted to let you know that my photography collective, She Shootin’, has been featured in the latest issue of Trace magazine ( as part of the NYC Creative Collective spread (images [...]

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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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