"The First Major Blow" (2008)

"The First Major Blow," 2008
Archival pigment print, 61 x 51 inches
© Carrie Mae Weems
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"There’s something really tough about it, and I’m happy that I was able to move across that emotional terrain and say, “If I can just finish this, if I can cap this part of my life off, I think I might be able to move forward.” And maybe we’ve all reached a kind of threshold and a new gateway to pass through."

-Carrie Mae Weems