Carrie Mae Weems

By Lilly Wei on November 28, 2012


Weems is particularly concerned with black women and how they are portrayed, remembered and forgotten. Her appropriated, softly blurred images of Nina Simone, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson and others in the series “Slow Fade to Black” (2010) offer a poignant assessment of uncertain celebrity...

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Carrie Mae Weems is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Carrie Mae Weems, detail photo from the Roaming Series, 2006.
Image is courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems and the Art in America Magazine.

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