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Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views

The Artist’s VoiceZwelethu Mthethwa in Conversationwith Naomi Beckwith Thursday, July 15, 20107:00 pmFREEThe Studio Museum in Harlem144 West 125th StreetNew York, New York(212) 864-4500Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner ViewsExhibition on view:Thursday, July 15–Sunday, October 24, 2010On the occasion of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s first solo museum exhibition in New York, on view at The Studio Museum in Harlem, this key [...]

Upcoming at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta

Artist’s Talk: Saturday July 17th 2pm
at Sandler Hudson Gallery in conjunction with National Black Arts Festival
Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition by Atlanta photographer, Sheila Pree Bright, entitled, Girls, Grillz [...]

From Hottentot Venus to the White House: Black Women on Beauty and Bodies

“From Hottentot Venus to the White House: Black Women on Beauty and Bodies” on Saturday, October 24 at 2:00pm.

Change is in the air, and the perception of Black women is rapidly transforming. With the help of Michelle Obama and Oprah, Black women continue to be revered as style, culture and beauty icons. With leading industry [...]

Booksigning and conversation with Deborah Willis in Los Angeles this weekend

Deborah Willis
Conversation with the author and book signing
Saturday, October 10, 2009
5801 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T 323 549 0223
F 323 549 0224
Posing Beauty explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, [...]

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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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