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San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Announcement

Bayeté Ross Smith
Bayeté Ross Smith

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleryand PhotoAlliance present:Lens on LifeApril 12 – June 22, 2007
Please Join Us!Artists’ Reception: May 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pmCity Hall, Ground Floor
The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, in a programmatic partnership with PhotoAlliance, presents Lens on Life; [...]

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Two films by William Greaves to be showcased at The Afro-Punk Festival/BAMcinématek

Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class (1968)Sunday, July 1 at 4:30pm (85min)
In this work, producers William Greaves and William Branch focus on emerging black professionals, contrasting white suburban values with issues of identity and what it means to be black [...]

passing strange online & $25 tix!

Passing Strange E X T E N D E D ! May 1st – July 1st, 2007 The Public Theater [...]

Please accept this announcement of my participation in the 52nd Venice Biennalebeing Directed by Robert Storr. I have a wall-painting installation in the exhibition-

“Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense”

which is curated by Robert Storr in the old Italian Pavilion at the Giardini andthe grand Arsenale [...]

Dear Friends and Colleagues: I’m just writing to say a basic hello and to invite you to check out some material I’ve put together to compliment my installation “New [...]

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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 December 31, 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? December 31, 2011
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    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine December 31, 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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