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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

The Centre for Incidental Activisms opens January 19 @ Art Gallery of York University, Toronto

allí afuera! Viva la rebelión! Viva la AGYU!
This winter the Cuban Revolution meets the CIA in two unconventional exhibitions that open Wednesday, January 19, 2011 from 6 – 9 pm at the Art Gallery of York University. Two projects and their counter stories.
There are two sides to every story—especially at the AGYU, where stories always both oppose [...]

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595
F 416 539 0829

Festival Launch & The Mechanical Bride Opening
Friday April 30, 7 – 10pm
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
952 Queen St W
Come celebrate the launch of the 2010 festival and the opening of The Mechanical Bride, one of three primary exhibitions in [...]

AMERICAN EMPRESS: Credit for the Empire’s Troubled Royalty

Credit for the Empire’s Troubled Royalty
new mixed media by Karen Miranda Augustine
Exhibition runs: September 3rd – 27th, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3rd, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
We are all tainted…. From Tonya Harding to Lauryn Hill to Amy Fisher, AMERICAN EMPRESS is a solo exhibition that explores adversity [...]

News from Karen Miranda Augustine

My regular update starts off with sad news as many may now know of the passing of Ayanna Black this week Tuesday. A co-founder of Tiger Lily journal – the first literary pubication for women of colour in Canada – as well as CAN:BAIA (Canadian Artists’ Network: Black Artists in Action) from the early ’90s, [...]

Deanna Bowen: Stories to pass on…

Deanna Bowen: Stories to pass on…
The Thames Art Gallery is pleased to announce Stories to pass on…, an exhibition by Toronto based interdisciplinary artist Deanna Bowen. The exhibition is comprised of two installation works: Gospel (2008) and Shadow on the Prairie (2009).  Both works are a result of the artist’s efforts to trace her great [...]

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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 […]

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