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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

The Black Exhibition

Black-infinite, endless, and like the universe, completely uncontainable!
The Charles Sumner School, Museum and Archives
1201 – 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Opening reception: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Time: 6-9 p.m.

The February Show

Ogilvy & Mather New York is pleased to announce The February Show, a group exhibition curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, which will open on Thursday, February 17, and remain on view through June 30, 2011.  The aim of this exhibit is to highlight the diverse perspectives behind the concept of Black History Month. [...]

The Heidelberg Project

Tyree Guyton Original Artwork up for auction to benefit the Heidelberg Project!
Check it out on eBay.

Whatever, Man from the Faces of God Series
The Heidelberg Project

LaToya Ruby Frazier is doing the damn thing!

I’m sorry I’m missing her videos at the Studio Museum, especially because there isn’t even a hint of them online (I’m always wanting to share them with students but can’t)! Congrats on everything, LaToya!
Currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem are 5 of my video works. This is the first exhibition dedicated to my [...]

Here comes February…

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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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