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Beauty & Fashion: The Black Portrait Symposium @ NYU April 2 & 3

Beauty and Fashion: The Black Portrait Symposium – @ NYU April 2-3, 2011 Beauty and Fashion: The Black Portrait Symposium Event Date and Time: April 2, 2011 – April 3, 2011 Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 2-9pm Beauty and Fashion: The Black Portrait Symposium expands on the original concept of the gathering, as art historians, designers, visual […]

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Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay

By: Trent Kelley, playwright & poet Sometimes it is difficult to write without anger. Pretending or denying that certain controversial truths do not exist, for the purpose of catering to a saccharine political correctness, wanting to make an individual comfortable, is dishonest. Transfiguring a string of independent words into coherent whole sentences without losing their […]

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The Idea Of The Photograph

By Deborah Willis, Ph.D. New York University When I grew up in Philadelphia in the 1950s and 60s, the camera was a central element in our lives. My family treasured their past—as evidenced in their ability to tell stories and preserve objects, recordings, clothing, and photographs. After my father’s death in 1990, I revisited photographs […]

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Photographer Hosts Salon to Honor Black History

Just back from the first annual Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia, Regine Romain is keeping her momentum by hosting the Brooklyn Photo Salon, a quarterly photographer’s gathering, which will be held this Sunday at Brooklyn LaunchPad. Started in 2008, each gathering includes a slideshow presentation and talk by four photographers, often organized around a theme. […]

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