Flies in Amber: Documentary Objects as Subjects in Carrie Mae Weems. Journal Article uri icon



  • The article discusses the article "Family Folktales: Carrie Mae Weems, Allan Sekula, and the Critique of Documentary Photography" by Erina Duganne in the previous issue of the journal, with particular focus given to Weems' exploration of authorial voice and authority and often autobiographical presentation of the experiences of African American women. Her photo series "From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995-1996" is also described and its theme of nineteenth-century photographic representations of African Americans is commented on.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012

Date in CU Experts

  • September 30, 2013 1:45 AM

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  • 1

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-8282

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 55

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  • 66


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