Honorary Southern Photographer Carrie Mae Weems is having a show of her work in London at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, now up through November 15th, 2014.
The show offers Weems' work from her Color: Real and Imagined portfolio Images in the show are here.
There is a nice profile of Weems in the Guardian Newspaper, here.
In other news, Weems recently closed a show of her work at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC with a 3-day gala on April 25–27, 2014, entitled Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect.
The Guggenheim describes Weems' work, thus:
"Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation of race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice.
"The exhibition traces the evolution of Weems’s career over the last 30 years, from her early documentary and autobiographical photographic series to the more conceptual and philosophically complex works that have placed her at the forefront of contemporary art.
"All of her work displays an overarching commitment to better understanding the present by closely examining history and identity.
"It also contains a desire for universality: while African Americans are typically her primary subjects, Weems wants “people of color to stand for the human multitudes” and for her art to resonate with all audiences."
"An overarching commitment to better understanding the present by closely examining history and identity" -- that's a pretty good description of what makes a Southern photographer Southern.
It's been quite a year for Weems, not to mention the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.