Carrie Mae Weems, An Anthropological Debate, from the series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995-1996. Print #4. © Carrie Mae Weems.

MFA Alumna Carrie Mae Weems mentioned in

30 Americans

By Shelby Hartman for Aesthetica Magazine, May 2014

"30 Americans" explores identity through the eyes of some of the most important African American artists of the last thirty years...Many of the artists use the body, sometimes their own, to question beauty ideals. Carrie Mae Weems, an artist who currently has a retrospective at The Guggenheim in New York, places text across images as a commentary on the historically oppressive ways black figures have been understood and categorized. Four photographs of vulnerable looking men and women with bare chests and tired expressions have captions like “you became a scientific profile,” “an anthropological debate” and “a photographic subject.” ...

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