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Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

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Seattle Art Museum / Seattle / Art

“Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person,” Dawoud Bey once said. “I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen.” Reclaiming these rights, Bey takes photographs, his work serving as testimony to the hardships of both history and recent times. Carrie Mae Weems also takes photographs, and in 2014, became the first Black woman artist to have a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim. In this display, these two pioneers are on view together. Both were born in the same year—1953. —E.C.

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