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An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Life and Scholarship of Nathan I. Huggins (1927-1989)

The Department of African and African American Studies and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University Present
An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Life and Scholarship of Nathan I. Huggins (1927-1989)
Conference Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
10.00-11.30 Panel [...]

Updated: Jason Hanasik: He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore

“He Opened Up…” has been given the honor of honorable mention in their 2009 Aperture Portfolio Prize.  Over 700 hundred portfolios were submitted.  One grand prize winner was chosen and five honorable mentions were named. There is going to be a slide presentation of the grand prize winner’s work on the 12th.
Congrats, Jason!!
We’re publishing Jason’s [...]

Kalia Brooks’s new show opening tomorrow in Brooklyn

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Kambui Olujimi: The Clouds Are After Me

“The Clouds Are After Me” explores the anxieties and phobias that permeate the public and private sectors of our lives and nation. Through a series wanted posters picturing clouds as their perpetrators, I draw parallels to the ‘elusive’, ‘ever present dangers’, which we are both running from and hunting for.”

10/6 Shawn Michelle Smith on Race & Erotics in the Photographs of F. Holland Day

(Okay, the book cover they attached doesn’t have anything to do with her lecture topic—I don’t think that book deals with Day at all—but I think it’s her most recent.)
THE POLITICS OF PICTORIALISM:  RACE AND EROTICS IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF F. HOLLAND DAY
a lecture by
SHAWN MICHELLE SMITH

October 6, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
IRWAG Seminar Room [...]

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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
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    • 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 […]


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