Carrie Mae Weems is first black woman to be named Hasselblad Award Laureate

Since 1979 when the Hasselblad Foundation was formed to honor Hasselblad founder, Victor and his wife Erna Hasselblad, the Hasselblad Laureate has become one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world. 

History was made for the second year in a row when Carrie Mae Weems became the first black woman to be named the Hasselblad Award Laureate for her photographic work exploring the struggle for equality experienced by African Americans.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.