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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Life After Death: Interviews with artists

The exhibition is down, unfortunately.

h/t Daily Hussy, via Tayari Jones’ blog

I know I’m just fostering him, but…

…he’s a sweet little guy, even though he sneakily took his opportunity to get on the sofa when I wasn’t looking (boy, my decor looks busy in this picture!) and I didn’t have the heart to oust him. I’d better watch it or I’m going to become a dog-blogger.

A Developing Story…

Thanks to Eliza for initiating this conversation with me and publishing it at—I do go on in it but I stand by all of it!

News from Eric Henderson

Congrats, Eric! And I love the cyanotype aesthetic. (I had just finished a g&t with Bombay when Eric sent this email!)

Well, I’m still trying to stay the journey with the Brownie Camera and am pleased to have some news to share. Just recently I’ve been selected as featured artist in a global campaign by Bombay [...]

Coming to PBS near you…

(though I don’t know when. Even though I never watch television for educational purposes I can’t wait for this, either—I spoke with director Thomas Allen Harris for the project; don’t know if I’ll make the cut but it looks from this trailer like he’s got a stellar group of interviewees.)

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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 […]

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