Carrie Mae Weems
born April 20, 1953
American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video but 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.
She has said, Let me say that my primary concern in art, as in politics, is with the status and place of Afro-Americans in our country.