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AiOP 2011: Ritual / Open Call for Submissions

AiOP 2011: RITUAL
Art in Odd Places
(New York NY)
Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS
Art in Odd Places (AIOP) invites artists working across disciplines to propose projects for its seventh installment. Taking place from October 1 to 10, 2011, along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City, we encourage [...]

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Kalia Brooks named Exhibitions Director MoCADA

It is my pleasure to inform you that I have recently joined the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)  in Fort Greene, Brooklyn as the Exhibitions Director. I am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of the Museum during this time of tremendous growth. I look forward to welcoming you to MoCADA and [...]

First Person: Seven Women and Video

What: First Person Seven Women and Video
When: Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: The Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Art Center, 915 Kimball Ave., Broxville, NY
Featuring work by: Elizabeth Axtman, Eun Woo Cho, Judith Hoffman, Baseera Khan, Katina Papson, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rebecca Whipple

Bayeté Ross Smith: Passing

Bayeté Ross Smith: Passing
January 28th – March 5th
25 Broadway, Seventh Floor
Opening: Thursday, January 28th, 6:00 until 9:00
PowerHouse Projects and the City College Center for Worker Education are pleased to present the first New York solo exhibition for photographer Bayeté Ross Smith.
In Mr. Ross Smith’s show, the artist takes the historic African-American cultural practice of the [...]

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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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