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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 [...]

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 [...]

The February Show

Ogilvy & Mather New York is pleased to announce The February Show, a group exhibition curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, which will open on Thursday, February 17, and remain on view through June 30, 2011.  The aim of this exhibit is to highlight the diverse perspectives behind the concept of Black History Month. [...]

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Leslie Hewitt and Hank Willis Thomas tomorrow at MoMA

The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art presentConversations: Among Friendsfeaturing artists Leslie Hewitt and Hank Willis Thomaswith Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography at MoMATuesday, November 30, 20107:00 p.m. Program | 8:15 p.m. ReceptionDoors open at 6:45 p.m.Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2)The Museum of Modern Art11 West [...]

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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
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    • 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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