. In Case You Missed It – Carrie Mae Weems Makes History as First Black Woman to Win Hasselblad Photography Prize « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – Named after Swedish camera inventor Victor Hasselblad, the annual award acknowledges “significant achievement” in photography and is endowed with SEK 2,000,000 (about $187,000). Previous winners include Nan Goldin, Graciela Iturbide, Walid Raad, Cindy Sherman, and Wolfgang Tillmans. Last year, Dayanita Singh became the first artist of South Asian descent to win the prize. Over nearly four decades, Weems has explored the subjectivity of personal and global history through a racial and feminist lens. She has a prolific oeuvre that spans multimedia installation, video, and performance, but she’s most celebrated for her photography, which has a sparse composition that belie complex ruminations on familial and romantic entanglements.

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