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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

“Is Photography Over?”

Notes on the recent symposium at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are available online. It’s always disappointing with broad discussions like this that there are no African-American curators, writers, or photographers represented (granted, I do not know who George Baker is), though hardly surprising, especially in San Francisco. The exclusion can’t help but [...]

A CONVERSATION WITH MICKALENE THOMAS, MARY REID KELLEY AND SARAH LEWIS

SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION WITH
MICKALENE THOMAS, MARY REID KELLEY AND SARAH LEWIS
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 11:00 AM
AT ROYAL T
Join us for a conversation with Sarah Lewis, writer and curator of the next SITE Santa Fe Biennial, with Mickalene Thomas and Mary Reid Kelley who will present their work in exhibitions [...]

Lenticular Grace Jones? Yes, Please!

This makes me wish I could afford to buy photographs. There is a reasonably prices giclée print available, but who would buy a giclée print when there’s a lenticular one? I love that stuff—I’ve always wanted to make one.

Grace Jones by Chris Levine
Stillness at the Speed of Light
The Vinyl Factory
Soho, London
30 April – 14 May [...]

A Conversation between Faith Ringgold and Lisa Farrington @ MoMA

A Conversation between Faith Ringgold and Lisa Farrington
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, Conversations: Among Friends explores works of art as reflections of their political and social contexts.
The [...]

Welcome to Aleim!

Check out the new online journal ALEIM—I’m a contributing writer.
ALEIM MAGAZINE is designed as a quarterly interview source for the photographic, cinematic and creative personalities of our time. The magazine works with award-winning writers, photographers and videographers to capture these personalities in their most honest and unfiltered environments.
It’s been a long time coming so I’m [...]

  • 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 […]


  • "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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