carlagirl photo.

practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

hmmm, I don’t ordinarily promote corporate-sponsored products,

but for all you (us) art lovers who can’t buy art, perhaps you can afford a Kehinde Wiley beach towel @ Target? I’m tempted…I succumbed.

Aqua Wynwood 2007 in Miami


The Little Show
Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
Thursday, November 29, 6-9PM
No less than 100 pieces of artwork to choose from, created by some of the Bay Area’s biggest artists. Start your art collection, make it bigger, or get your holiday shopping done early.
Exhibition: November 24 – December 23, 2007
Participating Artists: Patricia Ancona, Lorene Anderson, Kathy Aoki, Laura [...]


(thanks, Bridget!)
Corrective Lenses Challenging representations of women of colour in art
Are you a woman of colour artist? Are you looking to speak out against the oppressive representations of women of colour in art? We are looking for women of colour who are painters or photographers to participate [...]

365 Day of Splendor!

Hello, 365!
WE DID IT! Now join us in New York on this SATURDAY DECEMBER 1st for ahuge gathering of 365 artists.
10am – noon Public Theater 425 Lafayette StreetWELCOME BREAKFAST FOR 365 OUT-OF-TOWNERSCome to the Public (Hey, you live in NY — come and meet artists from all [...]

"Ain’t That a Groove" The Genius of James Brown Symposium Nov. 29-30

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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, [...] […]
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      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 […]

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