Photography Plus – Carol and Jojo – Rockaway Beach, 1978 – A photograph by Susan Meiselas

A Brief Moment Shared

A brief moment shared
Bound together in life’s ways
Fleeting escapism

Susan Meiselas ( 1948 -) is an American documentary photographer who lives and works in New York.

Meiselas is the author of Carnival Strippers (1976), Nicaragua (1981), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (1997), Pandora’s Box (2001), Encounters with the Dani (2003) Prince Street Girls (2016), A Room Of Their Own (2017) and Tar Beach (2020).

She has co-edited two published collections: El Salvador, Work of 30 Photographers (1983) and Chile from Within (1990), rereleased as an e-book in 2013, and also co-directed two films: Living at Risk (1985) and Pictures from a Revolution (1991) with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti.

Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in North American and international collections.

In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2019) and the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles.

Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present was recently exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Jeu de Paume, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo.

Photo 1 Attribution, © Susan Meiselas, Carol and Jojo, Rockaway Beach, 1978

Source Attribution https://www.susanmeiselas.com/new-york/prince-street-girls/#id=photos

Senryū Attribution Goff James, A Brief Moment Shared

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Bio Reference Attribution https://www.susanmeiselas.com/info#id=bio

Photo 2 Attribution © Kevin Grady Radcliff, Susan Meiselas, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://apanational.org/events/entry/apa-ny-susan-meiselas-in-her-own-words/

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