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Deana Lawson: Corporeal

Light Work Announces Deana Lawson Exhibition and Gallery Reception
Gallery Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5-8pm
Light Work is pleased to announce the exhibition Corporeal, featuring the work of Deana Lawson.
Lawson’s photographs examine how the body informs personal, political, and historical identities. At first glance, Lawson’s images have a seemingly straightforward quality that dissolves into a complex [...]

Kambui Olujimi: The Clouds Are After Me

“The Clouds Are After Me” explores the anxieties and phobias that permeate the public and private sectors of our lives and nation. Through a series wanted posters picturing clouds as their perpetrators, I draw parallels to the ‘elusive’, ‘ever present dangers’, which we are both running from and hunting for.”

one hundred black women, one hundred actions

We invite you to submit an action, gesture, movement to be included in this new performance work:

one hundred black women, one hundred actions is a performance of critical actions, gestures and movements by one hundred black women from around the world to be documented then performed by one hundred black women in various public and [...]

Roy DeCarava, 9 December 1919 – 27 October 2009

LA Times obituary

This was always my favorite image of his. Sublime.

Soapbox: The Laundromat Project’s First Annual Art Auction

The Laundromat Project’s First Annual Art Auction
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Preview: 12-6 PM, Event: 6-9 PM
Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie St, New York City
Download the auction catalogue!
Join the Laundromat Project and its many friends on Tuesday, November 3rd for a silent auction and celebration to support social change through art in New York City’s most vibrant communities! [...]

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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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