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A photographic series on the documentation of black Africans.
Frantz Fanon once said: “The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves” 

A photographic series on the documentation of black Africans.

Frantz Fanon once said: “The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves” 

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The Pastoral Life by photographer Kevin Leckey.

The Pastoral Life by photographer Kevin Leckey.

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Twenty-Somethings, It’s Time to Buy Art

Twenty-somethings, it’s time. It’s time to roll up that poster of Muhammad Ali and that silk screen canvas print of the Eiffel Tower. It’s time to rest something lasting on those blank white apartment walls. It’s time to buy original art. [read why and how]

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Part of photography is finding inspiration in the mundane
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"Why make art? Because life is so transitory. Days pass into nights in a blur. Things are bought, consumed and thrown away. Doing art is putting your personality— who you are at this very moment— and making something tangible out of it. Art is the greatest clue to the self. It draws from talent, experience, and the subconscious. But it must be drawn and that entails removing yourself from the outer world with its tweets and status updates and general distractions. It’s not easy to do. In fact, it can be like hitting your head against the wall. Because drawing out the ‘one and only you’ can be a challenge, as it’s easy to be influenced by others’ work. Some people meditate. I write stories and shoot photos. Really, in my mind it’s all the same thing— escaping the present world and entering a place deep within where you discover your inner truth." 
- DAP Interview with the well-traveled photographer and writer Sean Lotman.

"Why make art? Because life is so transitory. Days pass into nights in a blur. Things are bought, consumed and thrown away. Doing art is putting your personality— who you are at this very moment— and making something tangible out of it. Art is the greatest clue to the self. It draws from talent, experience, and the subconscious. But it must be drawn and that entails removing yourself from the outer world with its tweets and status updates and general distractions. It’s not easy to do. In fact, it can be like hitting your head against the wall. Because drawing out the ‘one and only you’ can be a challenge, as it’s easy to be influenced by others’ work. Some people meditate. I write stories and shoot photos. Really, in my mind it’s all the same thing— escaping the present world and entering a place deep within where you discover your inner truth." 

- DAP Interview with the well-traveled photographer and writer Sean Lotman.

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With drinks in hand, a young crowd gathered around eleven photographs in the CURIO Studio & Collection by Anne Faith Nicholls in Venice Beach, California on March 3rd. Some framed and others beaming from light-boxes, the photographs are part of emerging photographer Austin Irving’s latest work and her first solo show “AUSTIN IRVING / PORTALS” … our interview here: http://bit.ly/wVdFEP

With drinks in hand, a young crowd gathered around eleven photographs in the CURIO Studio & Collection by Anne Faith Nicholls in Venice Beach, California on March 3rd. Some framed and others beaming from light-boxes, the photographs are part of emerging photographer Austin Irving’s latest work and her first solo show “AUSTIN IRVING / PORTALS” … our interview here: http://bit.ly/wVdFEP

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Oct. 16, 1970: The Times chronicled the sale of used display stock at a warehouse on Long Island, an event that the reporter said “would have made a swarm of locusts look like a bunch of lazy butterflies.” The complete dummies cost $10 and $20,  “but the parts were a bargain,” the caption said. “You could get a hand for five cents or buy an arm for a dime.” Photo: Gene Maggio/The New York Times  

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DAP Blogger Gillian West: A Portrait of the Model as a Young Woman

DAP Blogger Gillian West: A Portrait of the Model as a Young Woman

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Documentary Photography and 1960s Harlem
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Got Crazy Plans for New Year’s Eve? Take a Picture!

A Project Contest from The Diverse Arts Project …

Project #1: Got Crazy Plans for New Year’s Eve? Take a Picture!

Here’s to a New Year and the beginning of the “Projects!” section of The DAP. What’s the “Projects!” section? It’s where our readers (you) can contribute your own creativity. We give you a project idea, you send in your work and, after choosing the most intriguing submissions, we will share the ones we like best here. 

Project #1 is a photography project. Here are the rules:

1. Take a photograph of the most intriguing thing you see or do on New Year’s eve. (Going to watch the sun rise? Capture it. Throwing a rager on a rooftop? Take a unique picture of it. Going horseback riding on the family farm? Take your camera with you. Keep all images classy, please.) We want to see how different people celebrate the New Year.

2. Email it to us before JANUARY 10, 2012 and include your name and your blog/website. Email: share[at]thediverseartsproject[dot]com 

Simple. 

*Note: Not all submissions will be accepted. Please note that if your work is accepted, we will acquire first electronic publishing rights. All other rights revert to you after publication. Published work will remain in our online archives. We ask that if your work is reprinted, you acknowledge “The Diverse Arts Project” or “The DAP Journal” as the original place of publication. We currently do not offer payment for the work we publish. By submitting to us, you agree to these terms. For other information, please see our Terms and Privacy Policy.

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The DAP’s Winter Journal.
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Check out our new homepage on Brooklyn Boheme, a documentary about a new york black arts community. 

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Chicago’s first snow.

Chicago’s first snow.