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America: Now+Here 2009 Photography Portfolio

America: Now+Here 2009 Photography Portfolio Various Artists
16 Digital C-printsEach print approximately 20 x 24 in. Edition: 100 Each print signed and numberedPresented in a museum-quality box set which also includes a signed introductory essay by E.L. Doctorow$15,000 plus shipping and handling
The America: Now+Here 2009 Portfolio is a compilation of thirteen photographs by some of America’s most respected [...]

Watch the webcast: Photography and Diaspora – A Critical Discourse on Africa, Visual Culture & Modernity

March 9, 2010
Photography and Diaspora – A Critical Discourse on Africa, Visual Culture & Modernity

Watch online:

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA
In conjunction with the the exhibit, “James Barnor: Ever Young” (on display in the Du Bois Institute’s Rudenstine Gallery during the spring 2010 academic term).
Moderated by Renee Mussai, Archive Project Manager, [...]

Lyle Ashton Harris: Ghana (hurry–closes next week)

Lyle Ashton Harris

February 25, 2010 – April 3, 2010
CRG Gallery
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
T – 212 229 2766
F – 212 229 2788

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Venus 2010 @ NYU: Symposium (updated)

Venus 2010
March 27, 2010
New York University
721 Broadway, Riese Lounge

9:30 – Welcome
Deb Willis, Manthia Diawara
9:45 – Keynote: Elizabeth Alexander
10:15 –11:15: Sarah Baartman in Context
Presenters: Charmaine Nelson, Zine Magubane, and Carole Boyce Davies.
Moderator: Cheryl Finley
11:45-12:45: Sarah Baartman’s Legacy in Art and Art History
Presenters: Lisa Gail Collins, Cheryl Finley and Fo Wilson.

1:00 – 2:00: break, book signing
2:00-3:30: The [...]

Lyle Ashton Harris: Ghana

FEB 25 – APR 3, 2010
(opening reception: Thursday, February 25th, 6-8pm)
CRG presents a new body of work by Lyle Ashton Harris titled “Ghana” which has been inspired by the cultural space that is taking shape at the confluence of contemporary globalization and a rich cultural tradition haunted by the relics of [...]

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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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