Carrie Mae Weems Profiled in NYT

October 18th, 2018

Carrie Mae Weems, via NYTCarrie Mae Weems gets a profile in the NYT this week, documenting her early life and the evolution of her groundbreaking photographic practice in conjunction with her socially-engaged practice regarding violence in black communities and against the same communities by the police. “There are days, especially when we’re editing, when we just leave the studio in a shambles, or we’re just too mentally exhausted to look at another image of someone being shot,” she says. “But as much as I’m engaged with it, with violence, I remain ever hopeful that change is possible and necessary, and that we will get there. I believe that strongly, and representing that matters to me: a sense of aspiration, a sense of good will, a sense of hope, a sense of this idea that one has the right, that we have the right to be as we are.”

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