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Mary Sibande in Brazil

I got this from Gallery Momo, which represents Sibande and I gotta admit, the font in this image is so small I can’t extract the Brazilian venue’s URL. Perhaps if you click on the above and enlarge the file it’s legible to you. The list of South African artists in this show is great, though.

Shame the Devil @ The Kitchen

Shame the Devil
Curated by Petrushka BazinThe genre of comedy, in all its various manifestations in stand-up, theater, literature, television, and movies has long provided rich and valuable inspiration for artists seeking to critique contemporary society using parody, satire and dark humor. Inspired by the parallel ability of both the stand-up comedian and the artist to [...]

Myra Greene’s “Character Recognition” at AIPAD

I had really hoped to attend AIPAD this year, but my imminent move has overtaken my time. I haven’t attended many of these fairs—okay, I’ve only attended Paris Photo—but based on that experience I would venture to guess that there won’t be that many African American artists represented. From Myra:

The Association of International Photography Art [...]

I adore them…

…and I especially love that they’re all wearing glasses. Go, ladies!

Step, Clap, Go! from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.

The Black Atlantic Resource–new online

An exciting new scholarly platform online: The Black Atlantic Resource:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/csis/blackatlantic
http://blackatlanticresource.wordpress.com/
Follow us on Twitter: @blackatlantic1
This exciting new resource is a collaborative project between the University of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool originally constructed on the occasion of Tate Liverpool’s exhibition “Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic”.
This resource seeks to promote the study of black Atlantic cultures [...]

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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, [...] […]
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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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