- Name: Carrie Mae Weems
- Born: 04/20/1953 (68 years old)
- Website: http://www.carriemaeweems.net
Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video, and is best known for her work in the field of photography. Her award-winning photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, sexism, politics, and personal identity.
Awards: MacArthur Fellowship, Skowhegan, Rome Prize Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, College Art Association, Royal Photographic Society
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Carrie Mae Weems quotes :
I got my first camera when I was 21 - my boyfriend gave it to me for my birthday - but at that point politics was my life, and I viewed the camera as a tool for expressing my political beliefs rather than as an art medium.Carrie Mae Weems