"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried" (1995)

"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried," 1995
Selection from set of 30 C-prints with sandblasted text on glass, dimensions variable
© Carrie Mae Weems
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"Race and class have always, for me, been deeply linked. Do you understand what I’m trying to get at? That all of this has not been in vain; that indeed there are some other ways to be—and that maybe it really points to the declining significance of race. And so what we’re really up against is not so much race any more as the main issue that needs to be negotiated, but rather the question of class that needs to be more illuminated."

-Carrie Mae Weems