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I’m drooling–updated with awful news

This was within the comment posted today to this post—I can’t believe it:
Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s mansion, on the 3000 block of Chain Bridge Road NW, was consumed last night by a massive fire, destroying much of her magnificent art collection. She was away in Nantucket at the time; neighbors rescued her pets. And, yet again, [...]

Call for participants: A Great Day in Watts

Join us in Watts on Sunday, August 16th for
an event to photograph a show of unity amongst all artists of color.
On August 16th we will create a photographic document in the tradition of a “Great Day in Harlem”, the photograph taken by Bert Stern in the 50’s [...]

News from Karen Miranda Augustine

My regular update starts off with sad news as many may now know of the passing of Ayanna Black this week Tuesday. A co-founder of Tiger Lily journal – the first literary pubication for women of colour in Canada – as well as CAN:BAIA (Canadian Artists’ Network: Black Artists in Action) from the early ’90s, [...]

The Beauty of Now – New Works by Maya Freelon Asante

From the Baltimore Sun,0,4913018.photogallery?index= (Image 10 of 10)

Come check us out!

(Handout photo / July 27, 2009)
‘The Beauty of Now’ by Freelon Asante
This is one of your last weeks to catch an eclectic new show at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. A former instructor at Morgan and [...]

Gestures 13: An Exhibition of Small Site-Specific Works

The thirteenth installment of Gestures: An Exhibition of Small Site-Specific Works opens with a public reception on July 24, 2009 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  $10 (MF Members and CMU Students FREE w/ I.D.)
The exhibition, showing in the Mattress Factory’s Gallery at 1414 Monterey Street, is guest-curated by Katherine Talcott and features artists Stephanie [...]

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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 November 9, 2011
      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? November 9, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 9, 2011
      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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