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Although she’s already met her funding goal, this is an interesting project about black lesbian strippers in Los Angeles (thanks, Teruko!). Unfortunately the widget didn’t embed here. You can still contribute:
The films structure employs the cycle of money exchanged and passed through the world as a metaphor for energy; from costume maker to security guard to [...]

Saturday fantasy Film Festival

Who: Trade&Row – a Los Angeles-based 501c3 nonprofit organization established to develop and support community-oriented programs that engage current issues through the visual, performing and literary arts. For more information about Trade&Row, please visit:
What: Trade&Row, a nonprofit community organization, is happy to present its second annual Saturday Fantasy Film Festival Fundraiser. Independent short films [...]

MoMA MiXX benefit dance party with Mickalene Thomas and Derrick Adam

a benefit dance party hosted by
The Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art
Featuring Mickalene Thomas and Derrick Adams as Artist DJs
and Hercules and Love Affair as Musician DJs
with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Saturday, September 26, 2009, 8:00 p.m. ˆ12:00 a.m.

MoMA MiXX is a dance party series that brings together a major artist with [...]

En Foco’s 35th Anniversary

Save the Date

En Foco Inc turns 35 this year!

Please join us for the kick-off celebration of En Foco’s 35th Anniversary Year, at Calumet Photographic in New York City on June 24, 2009.  Enjoy an [...]

updates from Simone Leigh

“Queen Bee”
Simone Leigh
In the Project Room
1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
T. 202.462.1601
January 10 – February 14 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
4th Annual Small Works 4 Big Change Benefit Art Sale
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and [...]

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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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