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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

2011 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program exhibition

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get this posted before the exhibition ended, but here is one of Crystal Z. Campbell’s images from the show (thanks, Crystal). Check out more of her work at her website.

The studio exhibition, on view from May 14–22, 2011, presented work made by participants in the 2011 Whitney Independent Study Studio Program: [...]

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program

Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart ProgramTuesday, March 22, 2011–Sunday, July 10, 2011Suggested Admission to Museum: $10Museum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd StreetNew York, New York(212) 534-1672Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program documents an innovative NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative that provides [...]

Tomorrow! LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith in conversation at Studio Museum

TOMORROW! Thursday, Feb. 24th at
7pm at Studio Museum Harlem
Join us for a lively conversation between artists LaToya Ruby Frazier and Cauleen Smith—both of whose work are currently on view inVideoStudio: Changing Same. Each artist will give a multi-media presentation about the relationship between their work and their conceptions of political and social change. The talks will be followed [...]

LaToya Ruby Frazier is doing the damn thing!

I’m sorry I’m missing her videos at the Studio Museum, especially because there isn’t even a hint of them online (I’m always wanting to share them with students but can’t)! Congrats on everything, LaToya!
Currently on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem are 5 of my video works. This is the first exhibition dedicated to my [...]

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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 […]

  • "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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