Documentary Photography

Monday, October 20, 2008

Photographer and MacArthur fellow Susan Meiselas is best known for her work covering political upheavals in Central America in the 1970s and 80s. The International Center of Photography (ICP) is hosting the first U.S. overview of her work, "Susan Meiselas: In History." It’s on display through January 4, 2009.


Susan Meiselas

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kumru from brooklyn

For years I did not know her name but her shots had already marked my imaginary as a young progressive student and our collective memory as a generation in 1970s and 1980s at another corner of the world. And that was long before she produced her masterpiece KURDISTAN. Complexities of history is more accessible through Susan's lens.

Oct. 20 2008 01:42 PM
martha rosler from brooklyn

great to hear susan talk about her vital work, which luckily for all of us not only is on view at the ICP but continues.
She is not only in the tradition of the great 20th century social documentarians and war photographers of the past century but beyond that, her relation to the communities is more rooted, and she is clearly also acting with the feminist determination to learn about and give voice (directly) to those without access to power and media.

I tuned in late, but i wonder if leonard remembers that he interviewed her on WBAi over 20 years ago, about the Nicaragua book.

Oct. 20 2008 01:28 PM

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