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KAMOINGE featured in “New York Times”

On an April Sunday in an artfully cluttered Harlem apartment, a group of photographers leaned over a coffee table, jazz playing softly in the background. Radcliffe Roye was about to present some work. “We’re not finished,” said Adger W. Cowans, the vice president of the group. “You think I’m going to take this laying down?” […]

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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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