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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 [...]

A Great Day in Watts

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Call for participants: A Great Day in Watts

ARTISTS OF COLOR!
Join us in Watts on Sunday, August 16th for
“A GREAT DAY IN WATTS”
an event to photograph a show of unity amongst all artists of color.
On August 16th we will create a photographic document in the tradition of a “Great Day in Harlem”, the photograph taken by Bert Stern in the 50’s [...]

Closing reception tomorrow

Willie Robert Middlebrook, Early Years 1977-1984 on International Photographer Network

I would like to invite you to my Reception July 2nd from 2-5pm.
And to visit I will be gallery sitting every Friday from 1-5pm

Time: June 12, 2009 at 10am to July 24, 2009 at 10am
Location: WLCAC CECIL FERGERSON GALLERY
Organized By: middlebrook
Event Description:
Watts Art 24/7 is a series of 12 solo [...]

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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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