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Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

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The work of contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953) hits hard with a powerful mix of lived life and social commentary. Since the late 1970s, her photographs, films, and installations have become known for presenting realistic and authentic images of African Americans while confronting themes of race, gender, and class. This book, the first major survey of Weems's ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Yale University Press
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Cara Byrne
Jul 27, 2013 Cara Byrne rated it it was amazing
I read this book after visiting Weems' exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her work is incredibly moving, insightful and politically relevant. This book does not live up to the experience of walking through "Ritual and Reputation" or standing face to face with the kitchen table series, but it does as best as as book could do to capture her work and to provide some well-written commentary that accompanies the pictures.
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"Demanding, even confrontational, her tone fluctuates from humorous to quietly contemplative, her aesthetic meanders from folklore narrative to complex conceptual arrangements, defying precise categorization."

Read the full review by Gladys-Katherina Hernando here: http://theartbookreview.org/2012/12/1...
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