Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Eve Sandler

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The Kitchen Table Series of Carrie Mae Weems


Weems made all of the photos in her own kitchen, in her own house. All of the vignettes are set in the kitchen at the table and were shot with a single overhead light source suggestive of an interrogation room. The table and light are fixed elements.

Eve Sandler on the Kitchen Table Series of Carrie Mae Weems

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Malick Sidibé: The Transformative Gaze


Beyond capturing the ultra stylish hipness of his post-colonial cohorts, Sidibé joyfully affirms the lives, identities and aspirations of a generation reaching for freedom and asserting their modernity into the world. Beyond that, his photographic images have become part of a visual lexicon that resonates and extends to communities worldwide.

Eve Sandler on the late Malick Sidibé.
Nuit de Noël, 1963.

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