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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Call for Papers: Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century

My favorite conference—American Studies Association always brings it. And they’re the best dressers of the academics.
Crisis, Chains, and Change: American Studies for the 21st Century
Nov 18-21, 2010, San Antonio, TX
Call for Proposals
The 2010 ASA Program Committee invites colleagues in American Studies and all related disciplines to submit proposals for individual papers, entire sessions, presentations, performances, [...]

An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Life and Scholarship of Nathan I. Huggins (1927-1989)

The Department of African and African American Studies and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University Present
An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Life and Scholarship of Nathan I. Huggins (1927-1989)
Conference Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
10.00-11.30 Panel [...]

Diaspora Artists is an innovative online research and reference facility centred on visual arts practice by British or UK-based artists from a plurality of diasporic backgrounds. Initiated by Curator/Researcher Eddie Chambers the project has been produced in collaboration with Watershed and the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England, based in [...]

Javier Piñón, The Flight of Icarus
Paul Pretzer, Wild at Heart
LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Notion of Family
December 1, 2009- January 2, 2010
Reception December 5, 7-11 pm
David Castillo Gallery is proud to present three solo shows by Javier Piñón, Paul Pretzer, and LaToya Ruby Frazier. In the main gallery, Javier Piñón’s first solo show at the gallery The Flight [...]

Artist news from Gallery 138

ACCRA SHEPP has been commissioned by Studio, the magazine of the Studio Museum in Harlem, to extend The Islands Of New York, his waterfront project, to include Harlem. He also created a postcard for their Harlem Postcard project; it was on exhibition November 12.

TERRY BODDIE is directing Site Specific Projects, a series of long-term exhibition [...]

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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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