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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

What if there were no more art galleries?

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 [...]

Support this project! (Kickstarter)

(I think Kickstarter is an amazing idea, and I would love to see one of the projects by black artists get funded! I’ve “donated” to a couple that didn’t but a recent one I had an email about by three filmmakers did get funded—yea!)
An American Visits The South:

  • 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 August 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? August 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine August 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 […]

  • "Dedicated to the real photographers of the world—to those who, with their second-hand equipment and their makeshift darkrooms, are today fighting their solitary battles with their recalcitrant medium, not for money or for glory, but because they would rather make pictures than anything else in the world." - William Mortensen
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