Untitled (outtake from Kitchen Table Series), 1990/1999

Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953)

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (outtake from Kitchen Table Series), 1990/1999, gelatin silver print, 27 1/8 x 27 1/8 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2002.14. Courtesy Carrie Mae Weems and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

The photographs in this series portray a modern black woman—performed by Carrie Mae Weems—at various moments in her life. As curator Kathryn E. Delmez has written, “Although Kitchen Table Series depicts a black subject and is loosely related to her own experiences, Weems strives for it to reflect the experiences of Everywoman and to resonate across racial and class boundaries.”