carlagirl photo.

practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Double Exposure in Daytona Beach

Double Exposure
African Americans Before and Behind the Camera
January 23 – May 30, 2010
“The visual dialogue created by this exhibition links past, present, and future generations of African American artists. This dialogue seeks to help viewers explore the universal nature of memory and photographic representation in relation to their own personal histories.” – Lisa Henry
Saturday January [...]

updates from April Banks

Spring is almost here!
Greetings Everyone,
Here are a few updates for my latest art endeavors. I’m looking forward to a prosperous year full of change and forward momentum.
With peace and prosperity,

Opening this Week. . .

image from Mass Nausea at Headlands Art Center

Mass [...]

Pecha Kucha Night Oakland

EastSide Arts Alliance, Samurai Graphix, and Hard Knock Radio Present:

FRIDAY OCT 17, 2008 8PM
On Friday Night Oct 17 8pm, 10 Bay Area Artists will gather at the EastSide Cultural Center to share their unique visions on the meaning [...]

April Banks: Crushed

Guerilla presents another cafe original

is an installation of manipulated paper by Oakland artist, April Banks. She uses crushed, torn, sewn and folded paper to create undulating and amorphous forms.

Opening Reception:
Sunday October 19, 2008 5-8pm

The artist who brought you [...]

updates from April Banks

Now Showing. . .

Navajos Creep Me in They Teepees* (Collaboration with Amanda Williams) [Editor's note--I LOVE this piece--one of my favorites in the show]
*image from a photography series about the prevalence of [...]

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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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