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6×6 – An Art Version of a Music Festival

What is 6×6?
Beginning on September 8, 2011, our roaming gallery Baang and Burne Contemporary will present 6×6, (six by six) a series of six, back to back, one week only art exhibitions in New York City. 6×6 was created by artists, for artists.
Essentially 6×6, is [...]

Double Exposure in Daytona Beach

Double Exposure
African Americans Before and Behind the Camera
January 23 – May 30, 2010
“The visual dialogue created by this exhibition links past, present, and future generations of African American artists. This dialogue seeks to help viewers explore the universal nature of memory and photographic representation in relation to their own personal histories.” – Lisa Henry
Saturday January [...]

Mail Art Exhibition

I saw this on Kesha Bruce’s site; I love mail art exhibitions–maybe I’ll send something!
So as part of our “Grand Opening” for the Artshop, I’m organizing a Mail Art Exhibition for one wall in the gallery. Actually the wall is a divider between the office and the gallery space and it’s not at all ugly [...]

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These photos are from the opening and panel discussion for Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera at MoAD from their Flickr group. So cute, Kesha (top) and April & Amanda (bottom), all in front of their works! Check out the whole group. The artists and work in this show are lovely and [...]

A series of events will mark the opening of “Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the Camera” at MoAD.
As a quick reminder, there are three events:
The members-only preview on Wednesday, June 18th from 6-8 pm
the Public Opening, and Artist Party on Friday June 20th from 7pm to midnight
and the Curator Walk/Artist Panel* on Sunday, [...]

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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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