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Photography by Women Artists

Friday, May 28–Sunday, June 27, 2010

Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953). Blue Black Boy from the "Colored People Series," 1997. Silver print with text, edition AP 1/2, 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., by exchange, 2008.

Photography by Women Artists, focused entirely on photographs created by women, is designed to challenge our notion of the female perspective. This intimate installation will feature a dozen photographic works from the Gallery's Permanent Collection by Shirin Neshat, Angela Grauerholz, Sharon Lockhart, Gillian Wearing, and Carrie Mae Weems. It will include works from Weems's "Colored People Series" and Wearing's renowned self-portraits in which she transforms herself into various members of her family. As the title suggests, Photography by Women Artists celebrates a wide range of female talent in a mostly male-dominated contemporary medium.