Celebrating Black History Month: Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems’s vibrant explorations of photography, video, and verse breathe new life into traditional narrative forms like social documentary, tableaux, self-portrait, and oral history. Eliciting epic contexts from individually framed moments, Weems debunks racist and sexist labels, examines the relationship between power and aesthetics, and uses personal biography to articulate broader truths. ” – Art21

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Who has inspired you? In celebration of Black History Month, the OICL Task Force invites you to share or film a short video about someone who is important to you. Please send your submission to OICL & Ms. White with a short introduction to the video and/or the person featured in it, and we’ll include it in a future Bulletin post!

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