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Tierney Fellowship

The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find tomorrow’s distinguished artists and leaders in the world of photography and assist them in overcoming the challenges that a photographer faces at the beginning [...]


Exhibition at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC
November 15, 2008 – January 15, 2009
When Barack Obama addressed more than 200,000 enthusiastic Berliners this year, the German press evoked not only the memory of John F. Kennedy’s famous visit to the city in 1963 but also that of Dr. Martin Luther [...]

African American or African Art History position – Wayne State University

African American or African Art History Position-Open Level-Assistant or Associate
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
The Art and Art History Department at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure track position-level open to Assistant or Associate-in either American art or African art. In the case of American art, a specialty in African American art is preferred. In [...]

NY premiere of Beautiful Me(s)

Beautiful Me(s): Finding our Revolutionary Selves in Black Cuba will have its New York City premiere December 1st 6-8pm at The New School 66 West 12th Street Room 407 Alvin Johnson/JM Kaplan Hall.
This documentary film is the intimate travel diary of an underdog group of African American Studies graduate students at Yale who journey to [...]

2009 Lorser Feitelson & Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship

2009 Lorser Feitelson & Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship is awarded through the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that supports the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. The Feitelson Foundation award was [...]

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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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