carlagirl photo.

practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

A conversation with photographer Dawoud Bey about “Class Pictures” and the Emory Project

Jul 20, 2010By REBECCA DIMLING COCHRANLast winter, the Emory University Visual Arts Gallery presented photographer Dawoud Bey’s traveling exhibition “Class Pictures,” which pairs striking portraits of high school students with text they have written. Now Bey, who is based in Chicago, is working on the Emory Project, a special photographic project commissioned by the university [...]

Dawoud Bey and Jessica Ingram @ PhotoAlliance this Friday

Character Project

You never know where artists will turn up…I don’t even have a TV but I was watching CSI Miami reruns at my sister’s house and saw a quick ad for USA Network’s Character Project, and who did I spy but Dawoud Bey in the mix:

New York City: In Focus

Dawoud Bey print of Barack Obama

Dear Friends:

I am today making available my commissioned portrait of Barack Obama, the next president of the United States. The photograph is printed in a signed and numbered limited edition.

Please see my new blog post for details:


keep looking »
  • 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.

  • RSS 81 Press

    • A New Mission for Aperture? May 24, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine May 24, 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 […]
    • Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, 2010) May 24, 2011
      Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies. Essays by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Annie E. Coombes, and Greg Tate. Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, 2010, 218 pages, 60 duotone reproductions, 24 cm, ISBN 978-84-8266-998-4. The book Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies represents a comprehensive look at the artist’s career over the past thirty years. As Carrie Mae W […]

  • "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
  • Categories

  • Tags

  • Archives

  • Have news or announcements? Please E-mail me at
    © 2011 carla williams. all rights reserved