Carrie Mae Weems

Meeting Oliver Sacks

With the passing this week of the multi-talented Oliver Sacks, I’m remembering an evening in January 2001 when he gave a talk as a distinguished guest at the university where I was a member of the faculty. I attended his talk and the reception following – as you would imagine, it was a very well attended event. At the reception I was visiting with an artist and friend from Seattle, Wesley Wehr, who asked rather casually if I’d like to meet Mr. Sacks. Continue reading →

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