Slow Down. Wake Up.
Tumblr of Qiana Mestrich - visual artist/photographer and blogger at Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History http://dodgeburn.blogspot.com
Slow Down. Wake Up.
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publicartfund:

It’s a Carrie Mae Weems (1988 Public Art Fund artist) #FashionFriday. Pictured: video still from Afro-Chic, 2010 
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sfmoma:

SFMOMA NEWS: This spring, SFMOMA and YBCA will collaborate to showcase contemporary art from South Africa in Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, bringing work by 25 contemporary artists to San Francisco.  
Opening on February 21, the exhibition features an arc of artists who look to the intimate encounters of daily life to imagine present and future possibilities in South Africa. Artists include David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and William Kentridge. 
Read the full release→
sfmoma:

SFMOMA NEWS: This spring, SFMOMA and YBCA will collaborate to showcase contemporary art from South Africa in Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, bringing work by 25 contemporary artists to San Francisco.  
Opening on February 21, the exhibition features an arc of artists who look to the intimate encounters of daily life to imagine present and future possibilities in South Africa. Artists include David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and William Kentridge. 
Read the full release→
sfmoma:

SFMOMA NEWS: This spring, SFMOMA and YBCA will collaborate to showcase contemporary art from South Africa in Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, bringing work by 25 contemporary artists to San Francisco.  
Opening on February 21, the exhibition features an arc of artists who look to the intimate encounters of daily life to imagine present and future possibilities in South Africa. Artists include David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and William Kentridge. 
Read the full release→
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Innocence lost  (at IKEA Brooklyn)
50 Awesome Photography Websites Feature Shoot Recommends for Daily Inspiration
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What do they Call Me? My Name is Sweet Thing?
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"We contend that photography contests such as the WPP [World Press Photo] influence and organize a process of generic understanding of war, disaster and atrocity that is based on a number of persistent tropes, such as the mourner, the protester or the survivor amidst chaos and ruins. We further show that these tropes are gendered along traditional conceptions of femininity and masculinity, appealing strongly to both judges and wider audiences."
M. Zarzycka & M. Kleppe. The direct link to the pdf is here (the paper is in English, just in case you’re confused about the Dutch)
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deandredacosta:

Justin Lensed by DeAndre DaCosta
deandredacosta:

Justin Lensed by DeAndre DaCosta
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iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
iluvsouthernafrica:

Swaziland/Zimbabwe:
Stunning designs by women of Southern Africa through Mustard Seed Africa’s “Rural to Ramp” showcase.
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dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
dynamicafrica:

BEST POSTS OF 2013 #85: All women, all the time by Jodi Bieber.
Select images from South African photographer Jodi Bieber's series Real Beauty, photographing everyday women in South Africa in their underwear, leaving the images untouched so as to counter the incredibly narrow ideals of commercialized beauty propagated largely through popular media.
AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
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blackcontemporaryart:

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adepero Oduye and Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine
Shot by LORNA SIMPSON
blackcontemporaryart:

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adepero Oduye and Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine
Shot by LORNA SIMPSON
blackcontemporaryart:

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adepero Oduye and Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine
Shot by LORNA SIMPSON
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medievalpoc:

Hermen Worm
Statuette of Saint Maurice
Germany (1506)
Gold and Silver, 44 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
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medievalpoc:

Hermen Worm
Statuette of Saint Maurice
Germany (1506)
Gold and Silver, 44 cm.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
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"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here."
James Baldwin (via ceedling)
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"Creative people have a short attention span, are easily distracted and tend to talk to themselves more often."

(via roropcoldchain)

Oh, hai.

(via tashabilities)

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hystericalblackness:

Adrian Piper Vanilla Nightmares # d, 1986 charcoal & oil crayondrawing on newsprint 56 x 35 cm