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Internship Opportunity: En Foco

En Foco is looking for a curatorial intern to work with the Executive
Director on a special Permanent Collection project, and other En Foco
exhibitions. This internship is available to a motivated, self-starter,
that is seriously interested in all aspects of curating and collections.
Hours are flexible, but 3-4 days per week is preferred (more [...]

Updated: Deadline extended until September 15!

You’ll need the files in this zip to complete the nomination form: Archive
Dear En Foco supporters,
En Foco’s publication Nueva Luz needs your nomination to compete for a 2009 Lucie Award under the category of Photography Magazine of the Year.
Please take a few minutes to nominate us. A few sentences will do.
See below for instructions:
Help get [...]

En Foco Portfolio Reviews

I’ve been a portfolio reviewer a few times now, and I have to say that, as exhausting as it is, I find it very worthwhile—I’m currently working with someone on an exhibition whose work I first saw during a review. If you have the time and money, that’s a pretty great group of reviewers below.
Treat [...]

portfolio review

REMINDER: Portfolio Review Sessions


Rocio Aranda-Alvarado,
Jersey City Museum

Florian Bachleda,
Latina Magazine

Don [...]

En Foco’s 35th Anniversary

Save the Date

En Foco Inc turns 35 this year!

Please join us for the kick-off celebration of En Foco’s 35th Anniversary Year, at Calumet Photographic in New York City on June 24, 2009.  Enjoy an [...]

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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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