Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Susan Meiselas
Susan Meiselas
2007 Lecture

Susan Meiselas - Photographer Magnum Photos

HP Gallery
510 King St W

Susan Meiselas’ first major photographic essay
focused on
the lives of women doing striptease at New
England country
fairs, combining her pictures with their words.
Meiselas joined
Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a
freelance
photographer since then.

Meiselas is best known for her coverage of the
insurrection in
Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights
issues in
Latin America. Her more recent work has centred
around
collaboration with communities in gathering visual
histories,
as in Kurdistan In The Shadow Of History and
Akakurdistan.com, an online archive of collective
memory,
and her most recent project, Encounters with the
Dani
. The
book explores a 60-year history of
an outsiders’ "discovery" of
and interactions with the Dani, an indigenous
people of the
highlands of Papua in Indonesia. In 2003,
Encounters with the
Dani was featured as an installation in the
International Center
of Photography’s Triennial Strangers and was co-
published
by ICP/Steidl Verlag.

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