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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

No on Hate

You know, it’s weird that they’re predicting California to go overwhelmingly for Obama and yet there’s growing fear that Proposition 8 will pass. Living in San Francisco–though well aware of the makeup of the rest of this state–I have been thinking that the defeat of 8 was a given. I am personally indifferent toward marriage–that [...]

Dana Lixenberg: The Last Days of Shishmaref

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities

WOMEN ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities
Organized and presented by: Women’s Caucus for Art with the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles
Exhibition Dates: February 20 – March 6, 2009
Opening Reception: February 27, 2009
Deadline for Receipt of Entries: November 14, 2008
Juror: Alma Ruiz, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
To [...]

Elisabeth Sunday: Tuareg

$5 “art”

Check the button in the lower right corner–it’s a limited edition by Kara Walker for the Gap’s Vote campaign. I spotted them in the window at the store in Palo Alto, California, so, yes, I bought the Walker one.
More About the Limited-Edition Artist Buttons:
Gap has enlisted renowned artists including Fab5Freddy, John Baldessari, Adam Pendleton, Kara [...]

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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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