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CALL FOR FILMS: 2010 *France Noire – Black France* Film Festival

“France Noire/Black France” Film Festival
La Présence Noire en France/The Black Presence in France
May 21- 23, 2010
Location: Forum des Images
Forum des Halles – 2, rue du Cinéma
75001 Paris
Pre-screening Film Projection Event
May 20, 2010
United States Embassy
*Website Launch – January, 2010
Initial Program – February, 2010

Call for Films – Extended Deadline: *February 28, 2010.*
The *France Noire/Black France* Film [...]

new sites, black photographers

Check our Ocean Morriset’s three sites:,, and, “a photography exhibition that celebrates Black Gay culture, life and history by New York City-based photographer Ocean Morisset.” I’m excited to know about your work, Ocean, and your name is so beautiful!

By chance I came across Lafotographeuse, Amanda Adams-Louis’s site. She’s a young (born the [...]


from Queer Women of Color Filmmakers for “Queerly Irreverent”
for our 5th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival
QWOCMAP, the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, invites queer women of color film- makers to submit your satirical, hella funny and thoughtful short films to QWOCMAP’s 5th annual Queer Women of Color Film [...]

she looks like a young Renée Cox, no?

Or is it just me? Both are such beautiful photos.

Unseen Unsaid

Curated by: Glenna Allee, Jen Cohen, Kaliisa Conlon, Victoria Heilweil
Climate Theater
285 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
February 21st 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Marc Adelman
Joegh Bullock
Laura Mappin
Thisway/Thataway aka Stephanie Cooper
Kelly Marshall
Lula Chapman and Angela Dix
Erin O’Neill
Guillermo Galindo
Nanda Palmieri
Jason Hanasik
Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao
Elyse Hochstadt
Carol Queen and Robert M Lawrence
Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos Jr.
Carla Williams & Deirdre Visser
Jennifer [...]

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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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