Dawoud Bey in Dialogue with Carrie Mae Weems
Ron Platt, Dana Friis-Hansen, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems
Grand Rapids Museum & Delmonico Books - D.A.P., 2022
A visual and conceptual conversation between two leading US photo-artists famed for their mutual explorations of race, class and power.
Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems met in New York in the late 1970s, and over the next 45 years these close friends and colleagues have each produced unique and influential bodies of work around shared interests and concerns. This publication brings together over 140 photographs and video art from the 1970s through the 2010s by two of our most notable and influential photo-based artists.
Since first meeting at the Studio Museum in Harlem five decades ago, Bey and Weems have maintained spirited and supportive mutual engagement while exploring and addressing similar themes: race, class, representation, and systems of power. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue brings their work together in five thematic groupings to shed light on their unique creative visions and trajectories, and their shared concerns and principles.