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Although she’s already met her funding goal, this is an interesting project about black lesbian strippers in Los Angeles (thanks, Teruko!). Unfortunately the widget didn’t embed here. You can still contribute:
The films structure employs the cycle of money exchanged and passed through the world as a metaphor for energy; from costume maker to security guard to [...]

None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa

Lola Flash Retrospective

Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites

The New Pre-Raphaelites
12th – 30th January 2010

Private view
22nd January 2010
6pm – 8pm
Artist talk
22nd January 2010
To view images of the exhibition please click here.

Press Release
The New Pre-Raphaelites is an exhibition of works by photographer, curator and writer Sunil Gupta. On display are photographs from two recent series – Mr. Malhotra’s Party (2007) and the New Pre-Raphaelites (2008-09). The works explore issues of [...]

Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Film Project

I’ve blogged about Sakia Gunn several times, so I was very interested to see this trailer today. You know, I’m sorry this film even exists but I’m glad someone made it. It’s screening as part of the upcoming New York African Diaspora Film Festival.

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h/t Shadow and Act

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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 […]

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