Carrie Mae Weems


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Table of Contents

Series Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
List of Contributors xiii
From Here We Saw What Happened: Carrie Mae Weems and the Practice of Art History (2021) 1
Specters of History (2014) 7
Diasporic Landscapes of Longing (1994) 15
Carrie Mae Weems (1996) 25
Compassion (2009) 31
Carrie Mae Weems and the Field (2021) 37
Photographing between the Lines: Beauty, Politics, and the Poetic Vision of Carrie Mae Weems (2012) 57
Foreword to Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series (2016) 73
Around the Kitchen Table (2016) 77
Carrie Mae Weems's Convenings (2021) 87
Carrie Mae Weems: The Legendary Photographer on Becoming and Exploring Personhood through Art (2016) 93
Family Folktales: Carrie Mae Weems, Allan Sekula, and the Critique of Documentary Photography (2011) 99
From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried: Carrie Mae Weems's Challenge to the Harvard Archive (2012) 115
Carrie Mae Weems (2009) 140
Photographic Incantations of the Visual (2015) 153
The Wandering Gaze of Carrie Mae Weems's The Louisiana Project (2018) 173
Public Forum: "Pictures and Progress" (2018) 185
Index 193

About the Author

Sarah Lewis is Associate Professor of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of of a forthcoming book on photography, race, and vision within the Black Atlantic and the Black Sea. Christine Garnier is a PhD candidate in History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University.


"Thoughtful, thorough, and timely, this scholarly yet accessible survey reveals Weems as a foundational, influential, and prescient figure."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

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