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Pecha Kucha Night Oakland

EastSide Arts Alliance, Samurai Graphix, and Hard Knock Radio Present:
PECHA KUCHA NIGHT OAKLAND
10 ARTISTS 20 SLIDES 20 SECONDS

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT OAKLAND
FRIDAY OCT 17, 2008 8PM
EASTSIDE CULTURAL CENTER
2277 INTERNATIONAL BLVD @23RD AVE
OAKLAND
On Friday Night Oct 17 8pm, 10 Bay Area Artists will gather at the EastSide Cultural Center to share their unique visions on the meaning [...]

888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte

888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte
July 30th through September 8th
Opening Reception: Friday, August 8th, 8pm to Midnight
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 16th, 2pm

The Oakland Art Gallery is pleased to present 888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte. The 888 photographs to be shown in this exhibition will be of [...]

I’m especially excited about the publication!

888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte
July 30th through September 8th
Opening Reception: Friday, August 8th, 8pm to MidnightArtist Talk: Saturday, August 16th, 2pm

The Oakland Art Gallery is pleased to present 888 Pieces of We: A Photo Memoir by Keba Konte. The 888 photographs to be shown in this [...]

He is expecting 888 little ones this August : )

888 Pieces of We a photo memoir by
Keba Armand Konte

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Printed on wood, copper and vintage books, 888 photographs make up this epic art installation. The 8th day of the 8th month of the [...]

A little more Keba…

The home of art collector and renown dance choreographer Fatima Robinson is featured in the current issue of O at Home Magazine, Konte’s artwork is displayed in her foyer.
(And she looks gorgeous–I may have to go look for this issue. An earlier issue featured Victoria Rowell’s home with Amalia Amaki’s art prominently displayed. I wonder [...]

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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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