Carrie Mae Weems
Born in Portland, Oregon, 1953
Lives and works in Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York
Carrie Mae Weems is the grand dame of this group of American artists. With a major retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York City in 2014, Weems is at the height of a career that has been marked by photography with a masterful employment of texts. Weems has poetically presented themes relating to black female identity and our persistent American racism.