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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 [...]

A Knowledge beyond Text. Looking at each other, sharing interrogations14-20 November 2009 – Paris, Musée de l’Homme
Presentation in English / Presentation en français
The Comité du Film Ethnographique is organizing an International seven-days Conference to be held in Paris in November 2009. This Conference is to honor the scientific and [...]

Race Conference at Monmouth University, November 2008

For more information see:

Seeking papers, panels, workshops, on race from multiple disciplines.

Contact for questions.

Dear Friends,

I hope this email find you well.

I will be participating in the conference, “Race, Sex, Power: NewMovements in Black and Latina/o Sexualities” @ the University ofIllinois in Chicago, presenting my American Exotic Photographicseries. Registration is now open for the conference and the tentativeschedule can be found at: There areseveral panel discussions, performance pieces [...]

New Critical Perspectives in African American Art History
University of Maryland
March 7-8, 2008

Sponsored by The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and the Department of Art History and Archaeology
New Critical Perspectives in African American Art History is a conference framed in [...]

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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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