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Opportunity: Spelman College Summer Art Colony 2011

The Spelman College Summer Art Colony 2011 is now accepting applications.  The Art Colony will take place from May 15 - June 5 2011 at Taller Portobelo in the village of Portobelo, Panama.
All of the application information can be found at
Share this information with students and emerging artists that you think would benefit from the experience.  Do urge the [...]

Opportunities for artists of color at CPW

As you may know the Center for Photography at Woodstock is now accepting applications for WOODSTOCK A-I-R, our artist workspace residency program for artists of color working in the photographic arts. The deadline for 2011 residencies is Monday February 28, 2011 (arrive by).
The program runs from June through September this year and will provide 8 [...]

Artist Residency Program, Boston Center for the Arts

(thanks Orville)
This non-traditional, ten-week residency program provides a unique support system for individual artists, including funding, studio assistance, and the opportunity to experiment and share one’s practice with an audience through three individually designed workshops. This residency seeks to help artists explore audience engagement outside of typical art education models. The residency may be especially [...]

Woodstock Artist-in-residency program

Create Change Call for Proposals

About Create Change
Create Change is a six month public art residency program developed to connect communities and artists of color in meaningful ways. As a 2010 Create Change artist you will place art-making in the context of everyday living by:
producing a site-specific, socially relevant installation at your local laundromat
engaging your fellow laundry patrons as participants [...]

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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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