Carrie Mae Weems Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

From "Kitchen Table Series" 1990

Congratulations to Carrie Mae Weems, one of the recipients of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowships!

Carrie Mae Weems is an accomplished photographer, filmmaker, and activist living and working in Syracuse, NY.

As she told the New York Times recently, Ms. Weems expects to put her fellowship toward a “fictional autobiography.” This year Ms. Weems turns 60, and it is interesting to see how the recent milestone has informed her art:

I’ve spent years shooting lots of video and stills, and I want to do a feature-length film about a woman turning 60 who came of age in the 60s and use that as a metaphor to examine what it means to come of age in one of the most exciting and tumultuous periods of the 20th Century.

Our studio is proud of its long-standing relationship with this distinguished and prolific artist over the years. Ms. Weems has worked with our scanners, printers, mounters, and framers on many photography projects.

Watch Ms. Weems’s video interview to hear her speak about her own project.