Quotes by Carrie Mae Weems

About Carrie Mae Weems:

Carrie Mae Weems is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video but is best known for her work in the field of photography. Her award-winning photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, gender relations, politics, and personal identity. She has said, "Let me say that my primary concern in art, as in politics, is with the status and place of Afro-Americans in our country." More recently however, she expressed that “Black experience is not really the main point; rather, complex, dimensional, human experience and social inclusion ... is the real point.”

Author Bio

  • NameCarrie Mae Weems
  • DescriptionAmerican photographer
  • BornApril 20, 1953
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPhotographer
  • AwardsMacArthur Fellows Program; Rome Prize