Carrie Mae Weems Reflects on Her Seminal, Enduring Kitchen Table Series

By Stephanie Eckardt for W Magazine on April 7, 2016

Obsessive in telling the story of the woman she was playing—whom we follow through the course of relationships with her lover, her friends, and her daughter—Weems knew the series would be important to her. She didn’t realize, though, that it would take on historical significance, too...
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Image Credit:
Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman Standing Alone), 1989-1990, From the Kitchen Table Series.
Image detail is courtesy of the Artist and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

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