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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Action: Solidarity for Japan

I received this from an activist friend; I feel like I personally have been so checked out of the world for the past year or so but this is an urgent reminder of what’s still necessary:
I also want to ask your help.  Activists in Japan are planning major demos against nuclear power on April 10th. [...]

Texas Southern University murals whitewashed

Texas Southern University has had a couple of important murals removed and whitewashed by the president of the university. Would like your support.
Facebook protest and awareness page:
article and those who you can contact.
Texas Southern University Paints Over Famed Murals: Speak Now
Concerned people are asked to please contact the Governor’s office to express your displeasure [...]

Stop the De-tenuring of Ricardo Dominguez

How You Can Help The Bang.Lab And EDT

Ricardo Dominguez (Associate Professor, Visual Arts, UCSD) is currently being threatened with criminal action and the revocation of his tenure by UCOP and several UCSD senior administrators. This is a long, rapidly-developing story.  Time is of the essence; Ricardo meets with our SVC on the morning of Thursday, [...]

Support Arts in Los Angeles

Dear Friends and Supporters,
As you may already know, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs is being threatened with catastrophic budget and staff cuts. Staff reductions of 24-48% have been proposed as well as the total elimination of grants that the Department awards annually. This includes grants that have been awarded for the [...]

one hundred black women, one hundred actions

We invite you to submit an action, gesture, movement to be included in this new performance work:

one hundred black women, one hundred actions is a performance of critical actions, gestures and movements by one hundred black women from around the world to be documented then performed by one hundred black women in various public and [...]

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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 November 11, 2011
      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? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      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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