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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography

12 April – 17 July 2011
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This exhibition presents the vibrant and sophisticated photographic culture that has emerged in post-apartheid South Africa. It features works by some of the most exciting and inventive photographers living and working in South Africa today. The photographs on display respond to the country’s powerful rethinking of [...]

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart ProgramTuesday, March 22, 2011–Sunday, July 10, 2011Suggested Admission to Museum: $10Museum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd StreetNew York, New York(212) 534-1672Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program documents an innovative NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative that provides [...]

Jeffrey Scales: That Year of Living

Exhibition Dates: March 22 -  May 27, 2011
Gallery reception: Thursday, April 7, 5-7pm
Light Work is pleased to announce the exhibition That Year of Living, featuring stunning black-and-white photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales. Diagnosed with cancer in 2008, Scales was forced to, in his words, weigh the possibilities of his own demise, and whether [...]

AiOP 2011: Ritual / Open Call for Submissions

AiOP 2011: RITUAL
Art in Odd Places
(New York NY)
Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
Art in Odd Places (AIOP) invites artists working across disciplines to propose projects for its seventh installment. Taking place from October 1 to 10, 2011, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, we encourage [...]

Art Sale (Collette Fournier)

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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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