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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Deborah Willis and Lorna Simpson in conversation at Brooklyn Museum

(Look at these gorgeous women! Okay, and brilliant, too. Alright, New Yorkers—make sure this event sells out!)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
7 p.m.

Brooklyn Museum
Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
Join Lorna Simpson, artist and photographer, and Deborah “Deb” Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts [...]

A program celebrating the publication Romare Bearden, American Modernist

Conceptual Practice, Political Engagement, and Institutional Change @ AGYU, Friday March 4, 5-7pm

What is on at The Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA)?
The Centre for Incidental Activisms proposes an entirely new way of working with artists. This experimental project involves the Toronto artists Deanna Bowen, Eugenio Salas, and Public Studio (Eshrat Erfanian + Elle Flanders + Tamira Sawatzky) and acknowledges the back-stories to artistic production: the production of art can [...]

Tomorrow! LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith in conversation at Studio Museum

TOMORROW! Thursday, Feb. 24th at
7pm at Studio Museum Harlem
Join us for a lively conversation between artists LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith—both of whose work are currently on view inVideoStudio: Changing Same. Each artist will give a multi-media presentation about the relationship between their work and their conceptions of political and social change. The talks will be followed [...]

Leslie Hewitt and Hank Willis Thomas tomorrow at MoMA

The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art presentConversations: Among Friendsfeaturing artists Leslie Hewitt and Hank Willis Thomaswith Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography at MoMATuesday, November 30, 20107:00 p.m. Program | 8:15 p.m. ReceptionDoors open at 6:45 p.m.Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2)The Museum of Modern Art11 West [...]

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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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