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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Attention Photographers!!!


This is a revised call for submissions for a anthology of Black women photographers now underway. We, the editors, have decided to open the call up for Black women photographers of all ages. This project would be more efficient if it came from an intergenerational approach. We invite you to contribute work to this collection of work.

We are pleased to extend an invitation to submit work for an upcoming anthology on Black women photographers.

These are dynamic women who have an evident freedom in their vision. Their work aims at expanding the conversation on the medium of photography. This book will also explore the images created by Black women. This collective of photographers can be called the aesthetic daughters of Dr. Deborah Willis, Carrie Mae Weems, Coreen Simpson, Lorna Simpson, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, et al. – photographers who have secured a foundation for future generations to compose boundlessly. Please join us in contributing to this spirited movement in photography.

Submitting your work:

The editors requests samples of your strongest/signature work that reflects your mission as a photographer. There is no limit to subject matter; it should be broad in range. Emerging photographers are encouraged to submit work.

We invite you to submit 10 to 20 images.

CD Submissions:
Images should not exceed 300 dpi.

Email Submissions:
Send small .jpgs

We will also accept laser copies. Please do not send originals, as they will not be returned.

Along with your images, please send an artist statement (two paragraphs), image descriptions and bio (two paragraphs). Please indicate if you have series within your submission.

To submit via mail:
Say It Loud/BlackLight
P.O. Box 26272
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11202-6272

Deadline: Please send samples of your work as soon as possible. Contact the editors via email with questions or concerns.

About the Editors:

Delphine Fawundu-Buford has over ten years of experience as a photographer. She has been featured in the photography anthologies Black: A Celebration of a Culture and Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers from 1840 - Present by Deborah Willis. Her most notable photograph graced the cover of the companion book to the Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibition Committed to The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers. She has also contributed to magazines such as Vibe, The Source, Essence and Honey. Her works were also featured in the critically acclaimed exhibitions Only Skin Deep at the International Center of Photography and Open: Artist Working in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Of Sierra Leone and Guinea, West African parentage, she was born and raised in Brooklyn where she resides with her husband and three sons.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is a writer and photographer. As a journalist she has been on assignment in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Her writing has appeared in Vibe, Complex, The Source and America. She is an Atkins Fellow with the Jazz Journalism Association. Her essay was recently included in the award winning anthology, My Soul to His Spirit. As a photographer, her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and non-traditional spaces. Her photography has been included in Black: A Celebration of a Culture and the forthcoming Saturday Night, Sunday Morning both edited by Deborah Willis.

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