Carrie Mae Weems on using photography to peel back the image of power

 This segment aired on PBS NewsHour on May 9 2014.

Artist Carrie Mae Weems has used photography to explore national and personal history, using herself and her family as stand-ins to explore common narratives, and using the medium as a tool to challenge stereotypes. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks to the renowned artist about her career as a visual storyteller.

Producer: Saskia de Melker
Correspondent: Jeffrey Brown
Camera: Saskia de Melker, Meghan Thompson
Editor: Saskia de Melker, Judith Wolff