Carrie Mae Weems, from the Slow Fade to Black, 2010.
Courtesy of the Artist and National Public Radio

MFA Alumna Carrie Mae Weems mentioned in

For MacArthur 'Genius,' 'Love' Is The Essence Of Her Art

By Frederica Boswell and Amy TA for NPR's Photo Stories on October 10, 2013

"Love, I think, is that element in the universe — that illumination that allows us to see ourselves more clearly," [Carrie Mae Weems] explains. "It's the real essence of the work, and it comes out in these other forms. ... But these are all things that really keep us apart, right? So we focus on the thing that keeps us apart, not necessarily the thing that brings us together."

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From left photos of Lena Horne and Josephine Baker by Carrie Mae Weems from the "Slow Fade to Black" series.
Courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems.

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