LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Artist Carrie Mae Weems, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust pose during a reception honoring actress Anna Deavere Smith and artists Carrie Mae Weems and Eileen Cowin, before their joint lecture "Storytelling and Photography" held at the Getty Center on January 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/WireImage)

Carrie Mae Weems

Visual Artist

Carrie Mae Weems is a multi-faceted artist best known for her work in photography. Her use of text, fabric, audio, digital images, video and spoken word explore racism and personal identity. Weems' creations are featured in exhibitions around the globe and have earned her numerous accolades and awards. She's also been honored by an array of universities such as Harvard and Wellesley College. (Photo: Ryan Miller/WireImage)