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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Kambui Olujimi @ Catherine Clark, San Francisco

(Just missed the opening; the show is up through February 19 at Catherine Clark Gallery)

Dawoud Bey and Jessica Ingram @ PhotoAlliance this Friday

Art Like Seeds

I remember Kennell from my year at Stanford; he was amazing. I particularly remember that he owned a print of this David La Chappelle image of Lil’ Kim and after I showed it in a lecture he told me what the title was. I didn’t know he had died four years ago—clearly, I’ve been out [...]

Karen Seneferu profile on Black Butterfly

Check out the profile on Bay Area artist Karen Seneferu at Black Butterfly: Arts and Culture from Brooklyn to the Bay and Beyond, a new-to-me blog by artist Marissa Arterberry. Karen and her work are both so lovely, and anyone who lists Keith + Mendi Obadike as two of her inspirations is definitely worth a [...]

Never Can Say Goodbye: Soul Salon 10

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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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