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Tonight’s Screening at NOCCA Will Go On! Saturday Screenings Cancelled

NOCCA is going on with the screening tonight to commemorate the 3rd year post-Katrina anniversary. Co-directors, Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie, along with producer Lucie Faulknor will be in attendance for a Q&A . Following the Q&A, June Bug Productions, John O’Neil’s groundbreaking African American theater troupe, will be coordinating story circles where people [...]

Creative Time partners with MTV

MEDIA ALERT (August 26, 2008 New York, NY)
Bringing video art to New York’s media mecca

Photo: Mark Tribe, Port Huron Project 4: We Are Also Responsible, 2008. Photo: Davis Jung.
MTV 44 1/2, the outdoor, gilded screen located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, will feature a [...]

Updated: Aperture West Book Prize

The Aperture West Book Prize was generated as an opportunity to to highlight artists living and working west of the Mississippi. An esteemed group of tastemakers in the west each nominated up to five artists who they thought would be worthy of an Aperture publication. Those 103 nominees were invited to submit work; over [...]

Read Qiana Mestrich’s guest blog post on Black Star Rising

Teachers, assign this to your first-year students who want to “photograph the homeless.”
Hello Friends,
Founded in 1935 by German Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, the Black Star photography agency has represented legendary photographers like Robert Capa and “introduced modern European photojournalism to the United States.”
A few weeks ago, the editor of the agency’s blog, Black Star [...]

New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985 – 2000

New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-–2000
Edited by Gloria Bowles, M. Giulia Fabi, and Arlene R. Keizer
A passionate and celebrated pioneer in her own words New Black Feminist Criticism, 1985-–2000 collects a selection of essays and reviews from Barbara Christian, one of the founding voices in [...]

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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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