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Save the Date: 30 Americans at the Corcoran Gallery

This fall, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will open 30 Americans, a wide-ranging survey exhibition of works by many of the most important African-American contemporary artists of the last three decades.  By bringing seminal artistic figures together with younger and emerging artists, the exhibition explores artistic influence across generations and sheds light [...]

Posing Beauty @ Newark Museum

Posing Beauty:
African-American Images
from the 1890s to the Present
Extraordinary Photography Exhibition at the Newark Museum
from February 2 through April 28, 2011
NEWARK: Posing Beauty: African-American Images from the 1890s to the Present, a photography exhibition that explores the ways in which African and African- American beauty has been represented in the media historically and in contemporary times, opens at [...]

Stargazers at Bronx Museum

As NY1 continues its celebration of black art during Black History Month, we turn our attention to the work of a 95-year-old artist who continues to fight for justice and honor. NY1’s Dean Meminger filed the following report.
Follow the link here for a video with Xaviera Simmons, Elizabeth Catlett, etc.
Go here to the exhibition page [...]

Save the date

Black Venus in Syracuse this Friday & Saturday

Syracuse University’s Office of the Performing Arts Presenter and Art and Civic Dialog present
The Venus Project, An Open Rehearsal of Music, Song and Visual Projections
by Composer Philip Miller and Artist Carrie Mae Weems 
joined by Director, Talvin Wilks, Author Rachel Holmes and the Syracuse Opera Resident Artists

Friday 10-1 p.m.
Saturday 12-1:30 p.m.

Friday is more like [...]

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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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