Susan Meiselas’ first major photographic essay
the lives of women doing striptease at New
fairs, combining her pictures with their words.
Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a
photographer since then.
Meiselas is best known for her coverage of the
Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights
Latin America. Her more recent work has centred
collaboration with communities in gathering visual
as in Kurdistan In The Shadow Of History and
Akakurdistan.com, an online archive of collective
and her most recent project, Encounters with 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
of Photography’s Triennial Strangers and was co-
by ICP/Steidl Verlag.