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UPDATE: Here & Now: African and African American Art and Film Conference

UPDATE: I hadn’t previously posted the link but you can download transcripts of the conference at: Here and Now Conference 2007 – Transcripts (download) (zip)
Tisch/NYU Event
Date and Time:
November 15, 2007 – November 18, 2007
Please see schedule link below for more information (I’m participating in a panel on Friday)
Location: Multiple Venues
Here and Now: African and African American [...]

Venus 2010 @ NYU: Symposium (updated)

Venus 2010
March 27, 2010
New York University
721 Broadway, Riese Lounge

9:30 – Welcome
Deb Willis, Manthia Diawara
9:45 – Keynote: Elizabeth Alexander
10:15 –11:15: Sarah Baartman in Context
Presenters: Charmaine Nelson, Zine Magubane, and Carole Boyce Davies.
Moderator: Cheryl Finley
11:45-12:45: Sarah Baartman’s Legacy in Art and Art History
Presenters: Lisa Gail Collins, Cheryl Finley and Fo Wilson.

1:00 – 2:00: break, book signing
2:00-3:30: The [...]

Girl Talk in Harlem

RENAISSANCE FINE ART (”RFA”) will host Girl Talk: Narratives by Eight Women co-curated by Deborah Willis, photographer, author of the “Posing Beauty in African American Culture from 1890 to the Present,” chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging Department at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and M. Liz Andrews, performance [...]

I’m quite behind in updates, but I’d better start with this

(I edit their journal, exposure, I’m on a panel on Friday, “Unexpected Desire,” with Coco Fusco, Hank Willis Thomas, Wafaa Bilal, David Graham, Phyllis Galembo, and Deb Willis, who is also the honored educator, and lots of other great folks will be there this weekend.)
Keynote Speaker: Kip Fulbeck
Featured Speakers: Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie and Veronica Passalacqua
Featured Speaker: [...]

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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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      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, [...] […]
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