Special Programming: Public Affairs on 05/17/13
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - exhibit at Portland Art Museum ends on Sunday May 19, 2013
At the February 3 opening lecture for Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, internationally noted contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems reflected on some of the major themes in her thought-provoking photographic and video work, including an overarching commitment to promote justice as it relates to race, gender, and class issues.
Born and raised in Portland, Ore., Carrie Mae Weems is internationally recognized for her powerful photography-based art that investigates issues of race, gender, and societal class.
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video presents more than 200 photographs, videos, and installations tracing the evolution of Weems’ career.
On her 21st birthday, Weems received a camera as a gift and quickly realized its potential to express abstract political and social theories and incite change. During the past 30 years, her work has explored a variety of issues, providing a complex picture of humanity and creating greater awareness and compassion for difference.