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June 2010 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

(h/t ACRAH)
The June 2010 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is now available online at:
June 2010 Newsletter
** Articles, Essays, and Reports **

Obscuring the Inequalities of Slavery: Identifying Differential Access to Ceramics at Monticello, by Kari Lentz
The Sexton’s House Has a Ritual Concealment: Late 19th-Century Negotiations of Double Consciousness at a Black Family Home in Sussex County, New [...]

Myra Greene in European Photography

Myra Greene’s body of work My White Friends is published in European Photography Issue 87.  To correlate with this, she has updated her website to reflect new imagery:

Interesting work

I recently discovered Erica Allen’s project “Untitled Gentlemen” as a juror for Critical Mass, Photolucida’s annual portfolio review. Though it’s a lot of work, I love jurying this contest because I’m exposed to so much amazing work that I’d likely otherwise not get to see, including Allen’s project. I found these portraits mesmerizing. From her [...]

Controversial Novel Set To Tap Into The Overlooked | sexgenderbody

Controversial Novel Set To Tap Into The Overlooked | sexgenderbody
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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 […]

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