Prof. S.C. (Susan) Meiselas

Susan Meiselas received her Masters in Visual Education from Harvard University (USA) in 1971. Her first photo book, Carnival strippers, appeared in 1976. She became a member of the photographers’ collective Magnum Photos in that same year. Since then she has worked as a freelance photographer. She is chiefly known for her photographs of the Nicaraguan revolution, her photographic documentation of human rights issues in Latin America, and her project Kurdistan: in the shadow of history (1997), in which she gave shape to the history of Kurdistan through a constructed photographic archive from the previous century. Encounters with the Dani (2001-2003) is a form of visual anthropology in which Meiselas assembled pictures and text fragments about the encounter of the Dani, an indigenous people in the highlands of West Papua, and Western culture.
In addition to her work as an editor and her contributions to numerous photo books, Meiselas has had various solo exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley and has received two honorary doctorates. Her photographs are included in several international collections and she has received a number of renowned prizes.

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