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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Myra Greene’s “Character Recognition” at AIPAD

I had really hoped to attend AIPAD this year, but my imminent move has overtaken my time. I haven’t attended many of these fairs—okay, I’ve only attended Paris Photo—but based on that experience I would venture to guess that there won’t be that many African American artists represented. From Myra:

The Association of International Photography Art [...]


(I was excited to finally pick up one of his publications at the Pompidou Centre bookstore in Paris because they’re so expensive to order online! Sitting here under our first heavy snowfall this year I’d give anything to be headed to Miami for this!)
December 2 – 5, 2010
Galerie [...]

Save the date & see you there!

Paris Photo 2011: from Bamako to Cape Town, African photography From 17th to 20th November 2011, Paris Photo will be back on the road to discovery, heading to the African continent to highlight talents from Bamako to Cape Town. Six platforms will be created to spotlight the diversity of both historical and contemporary creativity in sub-Saharan Africa. Paris Photo will [...]

Barter Town

The Heather Hart Experience presents:
(Trading Post V: Juneteenth)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
4:00pm – 7:00 pm
A, C, E exit Canal St. to Duarte Square at the crossroads of 6th Ave and Canal St.
To encourage art to take an active roll in leading the shift of cultural value, and to create a critical space that is neither [...]

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 [...]

  • 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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