Before the show, Tunbridge, Vermont, 1974, printed 2008, from the series “Carnival Strippers,”
Fiber based Gelatin Silver Print on Ilford Warm Tone Multicontrast Glossy Paper
Trade edition of 35. There are 21 artist proofs. One artist proof is given to each of the artists,
one artist proof is given to each of the two printers
and three artist proofs are retained by the PRC.
Born in Baltimore, MD in 1948, Susan Meiselas received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MA in visual education from Harvard University. Known as champion of human rights and for her candid and raw documentary approach, she is perhaps best known for her work in Latin America and Kurdistan. Her first major photographic essay, Carnival Strippers, was published in 1976 and was revised and reprinted in 2003 by the Whitney Museum/Steidl Verlag. Meiselas has had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and her work is included in several American and international collections. Meiselas has received numerous honorary awards of recognition, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal for “outstanding courage and reporting;” the Leica Award for Excellence (1982); the Hasselblad Foundation Photography prize (1994); and the Cornell Capa Infinity Award (2005); among many others. In 1992, she was named a MacArthur Fellow. She is author and editor of many books several of which have been recently re-published. Meiselas has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976 and spoke at the PRC in 1985, 2000, and 2003. She lives in New York and continues to travel extensively. www.susanmeiselas.com