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Zoe Strauss

She’s just so good.

UPDATED: Zoe Strauss’s Gulf Coast photos and update

I’m going to be working on this project for the rest of July…
I’m heading to New Orleans Tuesday for a month’s stay; like everyone, I’ve been very aware of the further assault upon the Gulf Coast by the BP oil spill. I got this email yesterday from the fabulous Zoe Strauss, and I wanted to [...]

Oh, to be in Philly

Dear Friends,
Get ready.

NOVEMBER 29, 2008
Quaker City String Band Clubhouse (2nd Floor)
1943 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

(Between Mifflin and McKean and directly across from Furness High School…the block magically turns from 2nd St into 3rd St on the block between Mifflin and McKean so just note that if you are taking 2nd St [...]

Please join us to celebrate the new monograph AMERICA by Zoe Strauss, and the opening of her second exhibition at Bruce Silverstein Gallery.
America: We Love Having You Here
November 22, 2008 – January 10, 2009
Opening: Saturday, November 22nd, 6 – 10pm

*Ms. Strauss will be available to sign copies of her new book, AMERICA (AMMO, 2008).
Bruce [...]


I had never heard of this award, but Tayari Jones and Harryette Mullen received it this year (check out the photos on Tayari’s Flickr page), and Zoe Strauss, Allan Sekula, and Thomas Allen Harris before (to name some favorites).Check it out–it’s an impressive list of recipients in the last three years.

We Are United States Artists [...]

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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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