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Rwanda Mon Amour

Rwanda Mon Amour
A trans-media exhibition:  sculptural installations, drawings, video, and performance
Exhibition Dates: April 3rd – May 9, 2009
Opening reception for the artist:  April 3, 6-8pm

Gallery 138 is pleased to present Rwanda Mon Amour, a trans-media exhibition featuring drawings and sculptural installations by Brookie Maxwell, and video work by Jesse Hawkes, director of [...]

Call for Entries

Call for Entries – Deadline Reminder

Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Awards valued at a total of $38,000 will include exhibition at Agora Gallery, annual Internet exposure on, publicity in ARTisSpectrum magazine and cash awards.
Entry Deadline – March 10, 2009
Click here to enter online or [...]

updates from Hank Willis Thomas

A new day.

It’s a new year and good things are on the horizon. I can feel it!! Art Basel Miami Beach was exciting for me especially because of my participation at the 30 Americans exhibit at the Rubell Family Collection. Its humbling to have my [...]

opportunities (most still current)


Wellcome Trust Arts Awards, 2009
The Arts Awards support projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts including dance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital media.
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New Image Gallery, James Madison [...]

Porter Colloquium, Howard University


Honoring Sharon Patton and Judith Wilson

Featuring Salah Hassan, Cheryl Finley and Sarah Lewis

April 16 – 18, 2009
Howard University  |  Washington DC

Admission is free.
For more information on the colloquium, please visit [...]

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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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