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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

FotoKonbit print campaign

A few months back, I wrote to you about a project I co-founded called FotoKonbit, which engages and empowers Haitians to tell their own stories and document their communities through photography.  We produce and teach photography workshops in Haiti and its Diaspora, and we’re launching a print campaign to raise funds for our October workshops, [...]

Soapbox: The Laundromat Project’s First Annual Art Auction

The Laundromat Project’s First Annual Art Auction
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Preview: 12-6 PM, Event: 6-9 PM
Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie St, New York City
Download the auction catalogue!
Join the Laundromat Project and its many friends on Tuesday, November 3rd for a silent auction and celebration to support social change through art in New York City’s most vibrant communities! [...]

I’m drooling–updated with awful news

This was within the comment posted today to this post—I can’t believe it:
Peggy Cooper Cafritz’s mansion, on the 3000 block of Chain Bridge Road NW, was consumed last night by a massive fire, destroying much of her magnificent art collection. She was away in Nantucket at the time; neighbors rescued her pets. And, yet again, [...]

  • 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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