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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Myra Greene’s “Character Recognition” at AIPAD

I had really hoped to attend AIPAD this year, but my imminent move has overtaken my time. I haven’t attended many of these fairs—okay, I’ve only attended Paris Photo—but based on that experience I would venture to guess that there won’t be that many African American artists represented. From Myra:

The Association of International Photography Art [...]

Myra Greene in European Photography

Myra Greene’s body of work My White Friends is published in European Photography Issue 87.  To correlate with this, she has updated her website to reflect new imagery:

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 [...]

Hall of Mirrors (Myra Greene)

(This show closes this weekend; unfortunately it was buried within another post I originally uploaded last month but there’s still time to see it.)
Northlight Gallery : Arizona State University: Tempe, Arizona
September 8 2009 – October 10, 2009
Hall of Mirrors features the photographs of contemporary feminist artists working in self-portraiture to explore issues of [...]

Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the only museum in the nation that emphasizes works by and about women of the African Diaspora.
Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, on view now through December 5, 2009, is an original exhibition organized by the Spelman College Museum 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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