"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

"That’s simply the truth of the matter—that the brutal effect of racism on blacks, on people of color, but on African-Americans particularly, has been astounding. It’s horrific what has happened to us here, and I know that it still matters and will always matter to me."
-Carrie Mae Weems