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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

Prospect 1.5 exhibitions in NOLA

(Okay, I’m a little late with the opening info, but the shows are still up.)

- Final wave of Openings for Prospect.1.5 on Saturday
- Exhibitions closing at NOCCA, Octavia Art Gallery and Wesley United this weekend
- Last chance for 15% discount on Prospect Editions

- “Farewell My Lovely P.1.5″ Benefit Event on February 5


Right to Return In the NO today & tomorrow

Right to Return
New Orleans, LA
Saturday August 28, 2010
Sunday August 29, 2010
539 Caffin Avenue
The Lower Ninth Ward, 70117
L9 Center for the Arts recognizes the determined residents in our community who continue to persevere in this struggle to return to New Orleans. For the past five years Keith Calhoun [...]

Want to Use My Suit? Then Throw Me Something

The Mardi Gras Indians, whose costumes are part of New Orleans folklore, want compensation when others profit.
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NYC Screening of “Coming Home”, a documentary on New Orleans Pub

Dear Friends,
As many of you know, for the past 3 years I’ve been working with New Orleans public housing residents in their fight to return home after Hurricane Katrina. The many obstacles that block their return – including the demolition of the city’s public housing developments – are cast in racial and economic tones, ensuring [...]

Call for donations: New Orleans: A Labor of Love

I have a dream and I hope that you will support it.
Last year, I took a huge leap of faith. I quit my job and trusted the Universe to support me in launching New Orleans: A Labor of Love – a non-profit social networking community committed to recruiting volunteers and resources to rebuild the Gulf [...]

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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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