carlagirl photo.

practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

still fierce

How could you not love her? (Kate Moss I could do without.)
Bow down, baby.

ohmygod–brilliant! me laugh out loud–this impulse is a personal favorite of Deirdre’s)
and also:

Lauren Woods

Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists andthe Moving Image Since 1970 (part 1 of 2 part yearlong exhibition)

September 14, 2007 – December 8, 2007




ATLANTA (August 14, 2007) – Video art is currently themost pervasive genre of contemporary art and [...]

Call for Papers
The Harlem Renaissance Revisited: Politics, Arts and Letters
March 27-29, 2008
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Keynote speaker: Mr. Spike Lee
The Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut announces a national conference
The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant eras of artistic expression of the twentieth century [...]

Shoot Films, Not People Productions

Good day to you. I want to thank everyone who has donated money to my new project, Maya: The Illusion. It is still not too late to become a ‘mini producer’ of this [...]

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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 August 21, 2011
      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? August 21, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine August 21, 2011
      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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