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Happy 2010.

I’m never sorry to see any year filed away in the history books, least of all this one. What promised to be a good year of change ended up being a year of loss and sadness. You never can predict what life will hand you, but I learned once again, and hopefully for the last [...]

African Women Public Service Fellowship

Wagner announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship, a fellowship program made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, which expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries. As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate [...]

Black Metropolis Research Consortium Fellowships

Black Metropolis Research Consortium Announces Two Fellowship Programs in African American Studies
Deadline: January 11, 2010
Black Metropolis Research Consortium Announces Two Fellowship Programs in African American Studies
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium is an unincorporated Chicago-based association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions. Its mission is to make broadly accessible its members’ holdings of materials that [...]

IDSVA Symposium: Art, Ethnicity, and Globalization & Print Edition

IDSVA ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL HARLEM SYMPOSIUM:
ART, ETHNICITY, and GLOBALIZATION

Gathering of Internationally Renowned Artists and Scholars
The INSTITUTE FOR DOCTORAL STUDIES IN THE VISUAL ARTS announces its Second Annual Harlem Symposium. Art, Ethnicity, and Globalization will be held January 7-8 at the Harlem Studio Museum, 144 West 125 Street, Harlem and at other locations.
The [...]

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR BLACK CAMERA JOURNAL

A SPECIAL ISSUE on “SEXUALITY AND EROTICISM IN BLACK FILM, CINEMA AND VIDEO (Deadline: 4/5/10)
Black Camera invites submissions for a special issue on “Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema, and Video” to be published in Fall 2011.
Black Camera is peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience and is [...]

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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
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    • 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 […]


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