From Sally Mann to Carrie Mae Weems, These Photographers Captured What It Means to Be a Mother

By Demie Kim on May 11, 2017

Staged within a sparse, dimly lit interior, the series counters public stereotypes by showing the complex domestic lives of women and black individuals. Here, a young girl and her mother are each preoccupied while applying lipstick—a private ritual that anticipates public exposure...

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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, Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) (from Kitchen Table Series), 1990
Image detail is courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems, the Guggenheim Museum, and Artsy.

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