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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595
F 416 539 0829

Festival Launch & The Mechanical Bride Opening
Friday April 30, 7 – 10pm
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W
Come celebrate the launch of the 2010 festival and the opening of The Mechanical Bride, one of three primary exhibitions in [...]

Brainiac Rising! in Vogue

Congrats, Sarah!
From the Magazine: Sarah Lewis Co-Curates the SITE Santa Fe Biennial
I’ve always done too much,” Sarah Lewis says in a tone that falls somewhere between self-mockery and pride. Thirty years old and whiplash fit, with honors degrees from Harvard and Oxford under her belt and on the verge of a Ph.D. from Yale, she [...]

Venus symposium videos available online

VENUS 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot,” An Interdisciplinary Symposium – Welcome from NYU Photography and Imaging on Vimeo.

Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity

The Walther Collection
Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity
Opens June 2010
Reichenauerstrasse 21
89233 Neu-Ulm
The Walther Collection opens in June 2010 with “Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity,” introducing works from its African collection. Under the curatorial direction of Okwui Enwezor the exhibition comprises a series of four projects filling all nine galleries in [...]

Saartjie Baartman (Hottentot Venus) Film Project

Check the full article at Shadow and Act posted 04.22:
I just learned, via the Africa Is A Country blog, that French-Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche is working on a film centered on the story of Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, otherwise derogatorily known as the Hottentot Venus.
The film titled Black Venus, will be the first feature film with [...]

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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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