"By placing [the slave daguerreotypes] beside pictures of remnants of the African culture the Gullah brought to America, Weems viewed their lives empathetically from a black point of view. She saw these men and women not as representatives of some typology but as living, breathing ancestors.”
Brian Wallis, in an American Art article on:
Carrie Mae Weems
From Here I Saw What Happened….and I Cried
1992
photographic mixed media
  1. "By placing [the slave daguerreotypes] beside pictures of remnants of the African culture the Gullah brought to America, Weems viewed their lives empathetically from a black point of view. She saw these men and women not as representatives of some typology but as living, breathing ancestors.”

    Brian Wallis, in an American Art article on:

    Carrie Mae Weems

    From Here I Saw What Happened….and I Cried

    1992

    photographic mixed media

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